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Colonial enterprise

Chapter


Abstract


  • We have observed in other chapters the rapid economic growth and sectoral

    shifts in activity that characterised 19th-century Australia (Madsen, this volume).

    Enterprise made an important contribution to this story; particularly

    by responding to extreme economic uncertainty in the early period, meeting

    the opportunities presented by expansion in the middle years of the century

    and adjusting to the cyclical vicissitudes of the latter years prior to Federation.

    At the same time, business enterprise played an increasingly important role

    in shaping that environment and the economic evolution of the Australian

    colonies.

Publication Date


  • 2015

Citation


  • Ville, S. (2015). Colonial enterprise. In S. Ville & G. Withers (Eds.), The Cambridge Economic History of Australia (pp. 202-221). Melbourne: Cambridge University Press.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9781107029491

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84954149799

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/2463

Book Title


  • The Cambridge Economic History of Australia

Has Global Citation Frequency


Start Page


  • 202

End Page


  • 221

Place Of Publication


  • Melbourne

Abstract


  • We have observed in other chapters the rapid economic growth and sectoral

    shifts in activity that characterised 19th-century Australia (Madsen, this volume).

    Enterprise made an important contribution to this story; particularly

    by responding to extreme economic uncertainty in the early period, meeting

    the opportunities presented by expansion in the middle years of the century

    and adjusting to the cyclical vicissitudes of the latter years prior to Federation.

    At the same time, business enterprise played an increasingly important role

    in shaping that environment and the economic evolution of the Australian

    colonies.

Publication Date


  • 2015

Citation


  • Ville, S. (2015). Colonial enterprise. In S. Ville & G. Withers (Eds.), The Cambridge Economic History of Australia (pp. 202-221). Melbourne: Cambridge University Press.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9781107029491

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84954149799

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/2463

Book Title


  • The Cambridge Economic History of Australia

Has Global Citation Frequency


Start Page


  • 202

End Page


  • 221

Place Of Publication


  • Melbourne