National Library of Australia

Reopening Update - August 2020: Enjoy a CovidSafe visit to the National Library. Read more...

You must be logged in to Tag Records
The Northern Rivers region of New South Wales : the pioneering years / John Rogers
Bib ID 8049739
Format BookBook [text, volume]
Author
Rogers, John, author
 
Description Randwick, NSW : Aln House Press, [2018] 
©2018 
151 pages : map ; 23 cm. 
ISBN 9780646998909 (paperback)
Summary

Covers the period 1837-1901 during which the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales was transformed from an undiscovered wilderness to a settled, prosperous and peaceful place based principally on it's timber, beef, sugar and dairy industries.It focuses on the factors that brought about this transformation. Included here is the Region's geography notably it's rich growing environment and extensive system of rivers based on the Clarence, Richmond and Tweed by which the movement of people and goods could be facilitated. Covered also is the critical importance of the Crown Lands Alienation Act of 1861 that freed land for settlement at a time people brought out under the Colony's emigration program were available to take up that land.Other sections deal with the Region's discovery and the successes and failures of the principal agricultural industries. Also, there are histories of the main towns and individuals who made significant contributions to it's success. Where relevant events are set in the context of the political and economic evolution of New South Wales.

Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Subjects Pioneers -- New South Wales -- Northern Rivers Region  |  Northern Rivers Region (N.S.W.) -- History.  |  New South Wales -- History -- 19th century.  |  Australian

Online

    In the Library

    Request this item to view in the Library's reading rooms using your library card. To learn more about how to request items watch this short online video Help Video.

    Details Collect From
    N 2019-4946
    Copy: N pbk
    Main Reading Room

    Order a copy

    - Copyright or permission restrictions may apply. We will contact you if necessary.

    Help Video To learn more about Copies Direct watch this short online video Help Video.
    close Can I borrow items from the Library?

    You need Flash player 8+ and JavaScript enabled to view this video embedded.

    You can view this on the NLA website.

    close What can I get online?

    You need Flash player 8+ and JavaScript enabled to view this video embedded.

    You can view this on the NLA website.

    close Can I get copies of items from the Library?

    You need Flash player 8+ and JavaScript enabled to view this video embedded.

    You can view this on the NLA website.

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flags
    Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and other First Nations people are advised that this catalogue contains names, recordings and images of deceased people and other content that may be culturally sensitive. Please also be aware that you may see certain words or descriptions in this catalogue which reflect the author’s attitude or that of the period in which the item was created and may now be considered offensive.