Earl Grey and the Australian Colonies, 1846-1857: A Study of Self-Government and Self-Interest

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CONTENTS
PREFACEv
I THE STORY IN BRIEF1
II A MAN OF FAITH18
Intercolonial Problems , 24
'Theoretical Sagacity' of Grey and Stephen in New Zealand , 34
Lord Grey's Federation Proposal , 37
III THE GRAIN AND THE CHAFF45
Separatism in the Port Phillip District , 46
Transportation and Tariffs in Van Diemen's Land , 49
South Australia and Western Australia , 54
New South Wales: Unpopular Reforms , 57
Stalemate in the Legislative Council , 67
IV THE GOLDEN DESPATCH84
The Privy Council Committee , 92
V THE REPORT IN STATUTORY DRESS107
The Bills of 1849 and 1850 , 109
Colonial Opinions of the Bills , 117
VI APATHY IN AUSTRALIA121
New South Wales , 122
The Port Phillip District-Would Federation Undo Separation ? 133
Van Diemen's Land-Tariffs and Transportation , 137
Hostility in South Australia , 152
VII SETBACK IN PARLIAMENT162
Did the Colonists Want Federation ? 170
Were the Federation Clauses Unsuitable to the Colonies?176
The Machinery Weaknesses , 182
The Imperial Aspect , 184
The Federation Clauses Abandoned , 191
VIII THE 'ANTI-FELON CONFEDERATION'196
The League and Federation , 215
Cross-currents , 218
IX A NOBLE AMATEUR: GOVERNOR-GENERAL FITZROY227
Commercial Policy and Federal Union , 228
The Appointment of the Governor-General

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Preface v
  • Contents ix
  • Abbreviations xiii
  • I - The Story in Brief 1
  • II - A Man of Faith 18
  • III - The Grain and the Chaff 45
  • IV - The Golden Despatch 84
  • V - The Report in Statutory Dress 107
  • VI - Apathy in Australia 121
  • VII - Setback in Parliament 162
  • VIII - The 'Anti-Felon Confederation' 196
  • IX - A Noble Amateur: Governor-General Fitzroy 227
  • X - Governor-General Denison: 'A Man of More Purpose' 283
  • XI - Constitution-Making in the Colonies 319
  • XII - The Proposals of the Federalists 347
  • XIII - The Murray River Trade 393
  • XIV - The Failure of the Federalists 427
  • Bibliography 471
  • Index 491
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