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Great central state : the foundation of the Northern Territory

Author: Jack Cross
Publisher: Kent Town, S. Aust. : Wakefield Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book tells the sometimes bizarre story of the founding and precarious existence of the Northern Territory up to its constitution as a separate entity in 1911.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jack Cross
ISBN: 9781862548770 1862548773
OCLC Number: 656833095
Description: xii, 403 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Ch. 1 The great central state --
The dream of the great Asian market --
A confused acquisition --
the Northern Territory plan --
The Wakefield background --
Plan in detail --
in Parliament --
An unequal partnership --
Ch. 2 Caesar and his fortune --
The banquet --
First Northern Territory Expedition: 1864 --
Relief ships: 1865 --
The winding up --
Retribution --
Ch. 3 The intervention of the partners --
The other partners --
The great debate --
The second Northern Territory Expedition: 1868-1869 --
Restitution --
Ch. 4 A second South Australia --
Complications --
The Indies Governor --
The Indies Governor in decline --
The 'resulting land imbroglio' --
'Two main streets and a Chinese Quarter' --
Crisis in law and order --
Law and aborigines --
Ch. 5 Extreme solutions --
The discovery of Lochac --
'That insatiable maelstrom' --
'The laissez-faire' --
let the market decide --
Dutch response --
and the misadventures of Captain Cadell --
Plan misfires --
Ch. 6 The Mormon pattern --
Santals --
Mennonites --
Japanese --
An alternative Israel --
Ch. 7 Comning of the gauchos --
Other colonisers: different stories --
Ralph Milner and the southern route --
Dillon Cox and the Queensland side --
Two Territories --
Ch. 8 Conceading defeat --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Jack Cross.

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This book tells the sometimes bizarre story of the founding and precarious existence of the Northern Territory up to its constitution as a separate entity in 1911.

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