Labour and Industry in Australia, Vol. 3 of 4: from the First Settlement in 1788to the Establishment of the Commonwealth in 1901 (Classic Reprint)

T a Coghlan


Publisher Marketing: Excerpt from Labour and Industry in Australia, Vol. 3 of 4: From the First Settlement in 1788to the Establishment of the Commonwealth in 1901 When the census was taken in 1861 it was found that the population of the continent was 1,150,000, of whom more than one-fifth were located in Melbourne and Sydney. The external trade was valued at about 35,000,000, the imports being 17,600,000 and the exports 17,400,000. Gold was still the largest item of export, the value of coin and bullion sent away in 1861 being considerably more than half the total export; the balance comprised chiefly wool and other pastoral produce. The production of gold began to decline after 1856, and grew less every year during the whole period, in spite of some important discoveries made in Queensland and in New South Wales. Gold-mining still maintained a position of importance in Victoria, but even there, at the middle of the period, the industry, measured by the value of its production, ranked below either agriculture or grazing. The value of gold won in all the colonies during 1861 was about 9,676,000; in 1872 it was 7,389,000; thenceforward there was a rapid decline. Copper and coal were the only other minerals raised in commercial quantities at the beginning of this period. South Australia had been very much helped by its copper industry in the days preceding the gold discoveries; but the immediate effect of those discoveries was, as we have seen, to deprive the Province of its able-bodied workers, especially its miners. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works."

Media Bøger     Paperback Book   (Bog med blødt omslag og limet ryg)
Released 29/06-2015
ISBN13 9781330477847
Publisher Forgotten Books
Genre Cultural Region > Australian
Pages 614
Dimensions 229 × 152 × 32 mm
Weight 810 gram
Language English