A Colonial Liberalism: The Lost World of Three Victorian Visionaries
This book focuses on the endeavors of a generation of high-minded reformers (Syme, Higinbotham and Pearson) to realize a liberal polity and social order in the Australian colonies. It charts the intersections of the public and private lives of these reformers as they sought to achieve a democracy which would be prosperous and improve their lives. Macintyre looks at the outcomes of their endeavors and how they responded to their disappointments.
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George Higinbotham and the Tasks
You have no business to be indifferent
Charles Pearson and the Realization of Citizenship
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Aboriginal Alfred Deakin Argus August Australia Australian colonies became Berry bill British Catholic century Charles Charles Henry Pearson Chief Justice Christian Church claim colonial liberalism Colonial Office colonists culture David Syme Duffy duty Ebenezer Ebenezer Syme election electors English established father free trade freedom George Higinbotham goldrush Governor H. B. Higgins Henry Higgins History House human imperial individual insisted January John Joseph Syme labour land Legislative Assembly Legislative Council London M.A. thesis March Marcus Clarke McCulloch Memoir ment minister ministry moral Morris newspaper nineteenth-century O'Shanassy Papers NLA parliamentary party Political Economy popular Press principle Professor of Democracy progress protection quoted radical reform religion religious Report responsible government Samuel Mullen secular self-government September Serle settler social society South Wales sphere squatters Sydney Syme's tariff tion Tregenza University of Melbourne Victorian politics wealth women