Suburban conservatism in the Sherwood Shire 1891-1920

Fones, Ralph (1993). Suburban conservatism in the Sherwood Shire 1891-1920 M.A. Thesis, School of History, Philosophy, Religion, and Classics, The University of Queensland.

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Author Fones, Ralph
Thesis Title Suburban conservatism in the Sherwood Shire 1891-1920
School, Centre or Institute School of History, Philosophy, Religion, and Classics
Institution The University of Queensland
Publication date 1993
Thesis type M.A. Thesis
Open Access Status File (Publisher version)
Supervisor -
Total pages 305
Language eng
Subjects 210303 Australian History (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History)
1608 Sociology
Formatted abstract
Between 1891 and 1920 the conservative outlook developed by agriculturalists in the Sherwood Shire, near Brisbane, survived the establishment of a suburban society. Important elements in the structure of this society included the residential pattern and the formation of status groups, especially the influential middle class minority. Equally significant were the social and cultural activities: membership of the shire council, school of arts, fraternal lodges, friendly societies and sporting organisations. Subsequently, a suburban rather than an agricultural conservative outlook emerged, which educational activities enhanced and a strong protestant religious presence entrenched. Between 1912 and 1920, the progressive ideals of Presbyterian minister, John Pollock, and events such as the Brisbane General Strike, the Great War and the Labour Party in government, produced a reaction characteristic of a conservative society.
Keyword Sherwood (Brisbane, Qld.) -- History.
Additional Notes The author has given permission for this thesis to be made open access.

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