Politics, Patronage and Public Works: 1842-1900
How did New South Wales work in the second half of the nineteenth century. This history analyses government structures, functions, processes and personnel from 1842 to 1900, in this first of two volumes, commissioned by the State Records Authority of New South Wales. Hilary Golder draws on parliamentary papers, politicians’ private correspondence and the rich resource of surviving government records to attempt a more sympathetic reading of the administrative challenges in a growing colony.
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Endings and beginnings
legacies of the convict system
problems of regional administration
working for the government in 1842
PART TWO DEMOCRACY AND DEVELOPMENT
The public service under siege
Laying the groundwork for responsible government
Deregulating the public service
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