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Shady acres : politicians, developers and Sydney's public transport scandals 1872-1895 / Lesley Muir ; introduction by Elizabeth Farrelly
Bib ID 7222797
Format BookBook [text, still image, volume]
Author
Muir, Lesley, author
 
Description Ultimo, New South Wales : Halstead Press ; Braddon, Australian Capital Territory : Gorman House, [2016] 
©2016 
xv, 303 pages : illustrations (some colour), maps, portraits ; 27 cm 
ISBN 9781925043303 (hardback)
Summary

Richly illustrated expose of development scandals and political corruption in NSW. Looks close up at: railways and tramways of Sydney; colourful characters who ran NSW; shifting political factions that delivered their power; the developers who financed Henry Parkes and other government leaders; the Sydney suburbs laid out to suit their interests; dismal planning failures of the late 1870s and 80s that haunt Sydney still. A meticulous account of late colonial times when NSW was governed to suit developers and greedy politicians, no less than in the 21st century. The massive transformation of Sydney and its outskirts from then on is startling; the old flaws of the NSW government even more so.

Notes

Contains biographical information.

Includes illustrations on endpapers.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 280-291) and index.

Subjects Scandals -- New South Wales -- 19th century.  |  Political corruption -- New South Wales -- 19th century.  |  Industrialists -- Corrupt practices -- New South Wales -- 19th century.  |  Real estate developers -- Corrupt practices -- New South Wales -- 19th century.  |  Australian
Other authors/contributors Farrelly, Elizabeth, writer of introduction  |  Royal Australian Historical Society
Copyright information Copyright © 2016, Royal Australian Historical Society 

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