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Author Fitzgerald, Shirley.

Title Rising damp : Sydney 1870-90 / Shirley Fitzgerald
Published Melbourne : Oxford University Press, 1987


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 W'PONDS  994.41031 Fit  AVAILABLE
Description xv, 264 pages, 20 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 23 cm
Contents Includes index
Summary In the economic boom of the 1870s and '80s, many Australian workers believed fortunes could be made in the antipodes--the "worker's 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
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 233-252
Includes index
Subject Sydney -- History.
Sydney -- Social conditions.
Working class -- New South Wales -- Sydney -- History
Working class -- Australia -- History.
Sydney (N.S.W.) -- History -- 19th century.
Sydney (N.S.W.) -- History -- 1851-1891
Sydney (N.S.W.) -- History -- 1851-1901
Sydney (N.S.W.) -- History.
Sydney (N.S.W.) -- Social condition -- 1851-1981
Sydney (N.S.W.) -- Social conditions -- History.
Sydney (N.S.W.) -- Social conditions -- 1851-1891
Sydney (N.S.W.) -- Social conditions -- 1851-1901
Sydney (N.S.W.) -- Social conditions.
LC no. 87202484
ISBN 0195547500