A re-evaluation of three nineteenth century Queensland histories : History of the colony of Queensland from 1770 to the close of 1881 by William Coote; In the early days : a history and incident of pioneer Queensland by J. J. Knight; The genesis of Queens

Robertson, Christopher Rous (1994). A re-evaluation of three nineteenth century Queensland histories : History of the colony of Queensland from 1770 to the close of 1881 by William Coote; In the early days : a history and incident of pioneer Queensland by J. J. Knight; The genesis of Queensland by Henry Stuart Russell Honours Thesis, School of History, Philosophy, Religion & Classics, The University of Queensland.

       
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Author Robertson, Christopher Rous
Thesis Title A re-evaluation of three nineteenth century Queensland histories : History of the colony of Queensland from 1770 to the close of 1881 by William Coote; In the early days : a history and incident of pioneer Queensland by J. J. Knight; The genesis of Queensland by Henry Stuart Russell
School, Centre or Institute School of History, Philosophy, Religion & Classics
Institution The University of Queensland
Publication date 1994
Thesis type Honours Thesis
Supervisor Ross Johnston
John Moses
Language eng
Subjects 210303 Australian History (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History)
Formatted abstract
PREFACE

The objective of this thesis is to re-examine three nineteenth Century Queensland histories, which have long been distinguished primarily as reference sources, to provide a better understanding of not only their value and application, and but also the authors, their ideas and the Influences that affected their writing. These worts are The History of the Colony of Queensland by William Coote; In The Early Days by J J. Knight; and The Genesis of Queensland by Henry Stuart Russell. This re-evaluation is to be undertaken by identification of the primary themes found within these texts and other material written by the authors, in the context of the era in which they were produced. The works will be related to the personal, professional and social forces acting upon the authors at that particular time. The result of this process is that the works will assume a new function as a window to their authors and respective periods of publication.

While this concept of a re-appraisal of these works, is not new no formal work has been previously dedicated to this task. This thesis will take the format of a preliminary identification of primary themes and then an examination of the primary and secondary evidence in support of these themes. This groundwork may, at a later date, lead to the completion of an in-depth study by the writer on these Queensland histories and their authors. A secondary and subsequent objective is to assemble together many of the various materials associated with these publications and their authors to produce a practical working document, which may encourage further study of these under-appreciated texts and the often overlooked early writers who contributed so much to our understanding of Queensland history.
Keyword Queensland -- History

 
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