The Gladstone colony : an unwritten chapter of Australian history

Hogan, James Francis The Gladstone colony : an unwritten chapter of Australian history. London: Fisher Unwin, 1898.

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Author Hogan, James Francis
Title The Gladstone colony : an unwritten chapter of Australian history
Place of Publication London
Publisher Fisher Unwin
Publication year 1898
Sub-type Other
Open Access Status File (Publisher version)
Language eng
Subjects 21 History and Archaeology
Abstract/Summary Port Curtis was originally settled in 1847 as a penal colony by the New South Wales government, but was abandoned in 1848. The area was resettled by free settlers in 1853, and in 1863 it became a municipality, and was renamed Gladstone after William Ewart Gladstone, the British Colonial Secretary (and later British Prime Minister) who was dealing with the process of setting up the new colony in Northern Australia. The township developed on the site of the original penal colony and for some time it was promoted as a future capital for the newly established colony of Queensland. This work, written in 1898 covers the town's history up until the time of publication. A record of the history of this Queensland city, it contains information on the founding of the town, as well as its growth and development, together with details of pioneer squatters, the gold rush as well as details of Gladstone as it was in 1898
Keyword Queensland -- History
Queensland -- Discovery and exploration
Q-Index Code AX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown
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