Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Australia’s Empire$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Deryck Schreuder and Stuart Ward

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199563739

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563739.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (oxford.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 18 January 2021

Settling the Land

Settling the Land

(p.54) 3 Settling the Land
Australia’s Empire

Richard Waterhouse

Oxford University Press

This chapter examines the settlement of British colonies in Australia from 1788. It examines the ways by which rural Australia became tethered to the Empire and evaluates the role of metropolitan forces in providing the economic rationale for an expanding frontier of White colonization. It investigates the rural agencies of Empire-building in Australia and suggests that it was the loss of centralized, imperial control that brought Australia under the control of the Empire.

Keywords:   Australia, British colonies, colonial settlement, rural area, British Empire, White colonization, history

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .