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Bushranger in Australian Literature

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

The term ‘bushranger’, which is still used in Australia to describe a manipulative or exploitative person (e.g. a club golfer who arranges his form in such a way as to ...

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Charles Cowper

Overview page. Subjects: Australasian and Pacific History.

(1807–75), who came of an old landowning family in NSW, was the premier who introduced the key democratic reforms of manhood suffrage, the secret ballot, and more equal electorates, and was...

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Charles Gavan Duffy

Overview page. Subjects: Literature — Regional and National History.

(1816–1903),

Young Irelander. Born in Monaghan of a middle‐class Catholic family, Duffy became a journalist with the Dublin Morning Register in 1836, and editor of the Belfast...

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Closer settlement

Overview page. Subjects: Australasian and Pacific History.

Was a scheme for concentrated rural settlement through government repurchase, subdivision and reallocation of large estates. Following the earlier selection Acts of the 1860s, new...

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cockatoo

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

Is a word of Malay origin for a crested parrot, of which there are several varieties distinctive to Australia; but the word has two additional Australian usages and once had ...

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Cocky

Overview page. Subjects: Australasian and Pacific History.

Derived from cockatoo, is a colloquial term for a small farmer. This use of cockatoo had originated in the 1840s and 1850s in reference to the impermanent nature of tenant-farming. ...

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Constitution

Overview page. Subjects: Australasian and Pacific History.

In written form provide for the governance of the states and the Commonwealth. The state constitutions date from the time the colonies achieved self-government: Victoria, 1855; NSW, 1855;...

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Dad and Dave

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

Two of Australia's most famous rural inhabitants, began life in the Bulletin in 1895 as father and son of the Rudd family in the first of ‘Steele Rudd's’ selection sketches. ...

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dairy industry

Overview page. Subjects: Regional and National History — Cookery, Food, and Drink.

Down to the late 17th century cattle were valued in Ireland primarily for their milk rather than their beef‐producing qualities. From earliest times, milk and dairy products had occupied a...

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development

Overview page. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography.

The use of resources to relieve poverty and raise living standards; the means by which a traditional, low-technology society is changed into a modern, high-technology society, with a...

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