Development of the town of Brisbane 1823-1859

Laverty, John R. (John Robert) (1954). Development of the town of Brisbane 1823-1859 Honours Thesis, School of History, Philosophy, Religion, and Classics, The University of Queensland.

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Author Laverty, John R. (John Robert)
Thesis Title Development of the town of Brisbane 1823-1859
School, Centre or Institute School of History, Philosophy, Religion, and Classics
Institution The University of Queensland
Publication date 1954
Thesis type Honours Thesis
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Supervisor Unknown
Total pages 116
Language eng
Subjects 2103 Historical Studies
Formatted abstract

Although this thesis covers a period of Brisbane's history which lends itself admirably to individual treatment, I have, by design, made it serve the purpose of an introduction to a larger work of the history of Brisbane since its incorporation. A consideration of my arrangement of the material will reveal this orientation. I feel, however, that this thesis is still more or less self- contained and relatively free from distortion if considered as a complete work. 

The theme, as the title will suggest, is the development of Brisbane from a frontier hamlet into a state capital. There were working, during the period under consideration, forces of growth and forces of stagnation, in the 'forties those of stagnation were in the ascendency, but during the 'fifties those of growth became dominant, although stagnation was still present. I believe that this work elaborates the conflict between these antagonistic principles and shows how development eventually became the dominant feature of Brisbane's history.
Keyword Brisbane (Qld.) -- History

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