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Adelaide (Hardback)

By Day, William

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Not all of Australia's capital cities depended on convicts for their early development. The settlers who went to Adelaide wanted their new town kept free of convicts and resisted accepting them even though this meant there were often shortages of workers to build roads work on fa...rms and construct buildings. Adelaide developed into a city that valued freedom. It had its own local government only a few years after founding and its women were the first in Australia to gain the vote. Each of Australia's eight capital cities has a unique history. Some like Sydney depended on convicts for their early survival. Others such as Adelaide refused to accept convicts and developed differently as a result. Having a reliable source of fresh water was a common requirement which is why all of the cities are located beside a water supply of some sort. Many cities struggled through their early years until the 19th century Gold Rush provided them with the funds to build magnificent civic buildings as well as roads bridges and railways. Today each of the capitals has its own character and attractions and their development plans will determine the shape of Australia's future.
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ISBN 9781925860467
Published AU 1 Jul 2019
Publisher Redback Publishing
Format Hardback
Series Capital Cities Across Australia
231 Available at publisher; ships 6-14 working days

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ISBN-13 9781925860467
Stock Available
Status Available at publisher; ships 6-14 working days
Publisher Redback Publishing
Imprint Redback Publishing
Published 1 Jul 2019
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Day, William
Series Capital Cities Across Australia
Category Australian
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions Width: 223mm
Height: 277mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience