• Globalisation, Entrepreneurship and the South Pacific: Reframing Australian Colonial Architecture, 1800-1850

    Author(s):
    William Cartwright, Harriet Edquist, Stuart King, Stephen Loo, Bernard Mees, Philippa Mein Smith, Paul Turnbull, Laurene Vaughan, Imogen Wegman (see profile)
    Date:
    2016
    Subject(s):
    Architectural history, Colonialism, Digital humanities, Landscape, Oceania/Australia
    Item Type:
    Conference proceeding
    Conf. Title:
    Globalisation, Entrepreneurship and the South Pacific: Reframing Australian Colonial Architecture, 1800-1850
    Conf. Loc.:
    Tasmanian College of the Arts, University of Tasmania
    Conf. Date:
    17-18 October 2016
    Tag(s):
    australia, landscape history, maritime, Tasmania
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6DZ5D
    Abstract:
    In 1957, Clinton Hartley Grattan, one of Australia’s most important foreign observers, wrote of the shadow of the “urban” in legends of the Australian “bush”.1 He argued that the early frontiers of Australian settlement were frontiers of men with private capital, or entrepreneurs, and those frontiers thus carried more elements of the urban than is commonly realised. Such early colonial enterprises around Australia’s south and southeastern coasts, and across the Tasman included sealing, whaling, milling and pastoralism, as well as missionary, trading and finance ventures. In advance of official settlements in the late-eighteenth and early-nineteenth centuries, entrepreneurs mapped coastlines, pioneered trade routes and colonised lands. Backed by private capital they established colonial infrastructural architecture effecting urban expansion in the Australian colonies, New Zealand and beyond. Yet this architecture is rarely a subject of architectural histories.
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