Politics, Patronage and Public Works: 1842-1900

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UNSW Press, 2005 - Political Science - 268 pages
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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Contents

Endings and beginnings
3
legacies of the convict system
25
problems of regional administration
51
working for the government in 1842
74
PART TWO DEMOCRACY AND DEVELOPMENT
89
The public service under siege
91
Laying the groundwork for responsible government
108
Deregulating the public service
137
Negotiating a difficult decade
158
Power prosperity and patronage
181
Retrenchment and reform
213
Postscript
239
Notes
244
Index
263
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