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Sheep, Squatters, and the Evolution of Land Rights in Australia: 1787-1847

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dc.contributor.author La Croix, Sumner J. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-31T14:39:51Z
dc.date.available 2009-07-31T14:39:51Z
dc.date.issued 1992 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2008-10-20 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2008-10-20 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/1817
dc.description.abstract "This paper focuses on the events triggered by the British colonial office's 1829 decision to restrict the area of settlement and its 1831 decision requiring the government to allocate land to settlers at an auction with a 'high' upset price. The British government's policy of concentrated land settlement was mirrored by similar land policies adopted by the United States federal government during the nineteenth century. Restrictions on the development of new economic activity are particularly interesting to explore, as government are more often known for subsidizing infant industries. The analysis focuses on the economic and demographic factors inducing institutional change, yet also incorporates other important influences, such as Britain's changing goals for the colony, the intellectual presence of the colonial reformers, and the much admired land settlement laws of the United States." en_US
dc.subject common pool resources en_US
dc.subject land tenure and use en_US
dc.subject grazing en_US
dc.subject IASC en_US
dc.title Sheep, Squatters, and the Evolution of Land Rights in Australia: 1787-1847 en_US
dc.type Conference Paper en_US
dc.type.published unpublished en_US
dc.coverage.region Pacific and Australia en_US
dc.coverage.country Australia en_US
dc.subject.sector Grazing en_US
dc.subject.sector Land Tenure & Use en_US
dc.subject.sector History en_US
dc.identifier.citationconference Inequality and the Commons, the Third Biennial Conference of the International Association for the Study of Common Property en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfdates September 18-20, 1992 en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfloc Washington, DC en_US


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