New South Wales

Edition: 1st
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 2011-12-15
Publisher(s): Cambridge Univ Pr
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This 1837 book was ghost-written by the young Edward Edwards (1812-86), later a key figure in the development of British public libraries. It contains two petitions requesting closer British government involvement in the transition of New South Wales from a convict colony to a well run society of respectable emigrants. It includes the names and, unusually for that period, the domiciles of all the petitioners, together with supporting arguments and detailed statistical documentation about the population, economy, laws and governance of the colony. The publication was supervised by the wealthy Australian-born landowner James Macarthur (1798-1867), who was becoming increasingly influential in the political and economic development of New South Wales. He aimed to secure 'the best interests of the Colony, strengthen the ties to the Parent State and render it in every way worthy of its British origin', by elevating 'the moral character of its society'.

Table of Contents

Brief review of the policy hitherto pursued by the parent government towards the Colony of New South Wales
Of transportation to New South Wales
Its past inefficiency exemplified by the progressive increase and actual extent of crime in the Colony
Chief causes of this state of things
Remedial measures by which transportation may be made more efficient, or may be gradually discontinued
Of the local jury law of New South Wales. Additional note on the jury law
Of courts of justice
Tenure of judicial office
Legislative Council
Titles to landed property from the Crown
Applicability of British statutes
Municipal bodies
Of voluntary emigration to New South Wales, as it affects the interests both of the parent country and of the Colony
Of the general resources of the Colony and of its future prospects. Additional note on the general state of the Colony at the period of the latest advices (February, 1837)
Of the means of education and religious instruction in New South Wales. Additional notes
Recapitulation of the principal legislative and administrative measures recommended in the foregoing chapters
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