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Edited by Anne Kerr and Edmund Wright

in A Dictionary of World History

Third edition

Published in print January 2015 | ISBN: 9780199685691
Published online July 2015 | e-ISBN: 9780191765728

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Small farmers in Australia during the second half of the 19th century. By the 1850s, *squatters had acquired much of the best agricultural land. Increasing demands were made, especially by those who had come during the gold rushes of the 1850s, for remaining land to be made available for small farms, at low cost. Selection before survey (hence the name “selectors”) was introduced in all of the colonies between ...

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Subjects: World History

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