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Furthering British interests in New South Wales: the role of the Governors 1891-1914

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posted on 28.03.2022, 12:41 authored by Gordon Arthur Russell Lang
The thesis examines the relationship between Britain and New South Wales during the period 1891 to 1914, focusing on the role of colonial governors. The thesis aims to explore the role of governors both as formal representatives of imperial authority and as promoters of a shared sense of cultural community. The central purpose of this exploration is to uncover the patterns of adaptation of governors to local expectation of them over the period and to evaluate their degree of success in furthering imperial interests by so doing. -- Evolution of the role of governor in the pivotal decades before and after Federation is explored by examination of three key themes. The first theme deals with local and imperial expectations of the role itself, and of the qualifications thought necessary for appointment to the office. The second theme explores governors' performance of the political duties of their role and traces how the imperial representative had to adapt to the changing circumstances over the period. Finally, a key contribution to historical knowledge involves an exploration of the governor's social and cultural performance. Just as the rise of the British 'welfare monarchy' during this period concentrated on developing a renewed image of community-binding benevolence, it is argued, so it also provided a model for governors to follow in New South Wales.

History

Alternative Title

Role of the Governors 1891-1914

Table of Contents

Introduction -- The Governors of New South Wales, 1891-1900 -- Governors of New South Wales and political life, 1891-1900 -- Governors of New South Wales and the people, 1891-1900 -- Governors of New South Wales and transition to federation, 1900 -- The Governors of New South Wales, 1901-1914 -- Governors of New South Wales and political life, 1901-1914 -- Governors of New South Wales and the people, 1901-1914 -- Conclusion.

Notes

Bibliography: p. 147-152

Awarding Institution

Macquarie University

Degree Type

Thesis masters research

Degree

Thesis (MPhil), Macquarie University, Faculty of Arts, Dept. of Modern History, Politics and International Relations

Department, Centre or School

Department of Modern History, Politics and International Relations

Year of Award

2011

Principal Supervisor

Michael Roberts

Additional Supervisor 1

Mark Hearn

Rights

Copyright disclaimer: http://www.copyright.mq.edu.au Copyright Gordon Arthur Russell Lang 2011.

Language

English

Jurisdiction

New South Wales

Extent

vi, 152 p

Former Identifiers

mq:23910 http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/204054 1740901