Traces the growth of Australian economic life from the first European settlement, to the discovery of gold and the development of mercantilism, to the mineral boom ; examines pre-Federation relations between the states, cyclic depressions and booms, the influence of wars and the inflow of foreign capital ; Aboriginal practices of hunting and gathering considered in the initial chapter ; government policies of protectionism and assimilation also mentioned. 176 p. : ill. ; 27 cm. #0821 (Prev ownership name)
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