Rising Damp: Sydney 1870 90 Shirley Fitzgerald

ISBN: 9780195547504

Published: July 23rd 1987

Hardcover

280 pages


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Rising Damp: Sydney 1870 90  by  Shirley Fitzgerald

Rising Damp: Sydney 1870 90 by Shirley Fitzgerald
July 23rd 1987 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 280 pages | ISBN: 9780195547504 | 3.75 Mb

In the economic boom of the 1870s and 80s, many Australian workers believed fortunes could be made in the antipodes--the workers paradise--and this belief drove thousands of men and women clear across the continent to burgeoning cities such asMoreIn the economic boom of the 1870s and 80s, many Australian workers believed fortunes could be made in the antipodes--the workers paradise--and this belief drove thousands of men and women clear across the continent to burgeoning cities such as Sydney. In Rising Damp, the author confronts the assumption that employment was easy and a high standard of living prevailed in Sydney during the boom decades and illustrates the ways in which these assumptions hindered social and urban reform and exacerbated the problems accompanying such rapid expansion.



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