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Title: "Bridgeheads", "colonial places" and the Queensland Financial Crisis of 1865
Authors: Attard, Bernard P.
First Published: 1-Mar-2013
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Citation: Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History, 2013, 41 (1), pp. 11-36 (26)
Abstract: This article provides a new perspective on the links between British imperialism and metropolitan finance by showing how formal power reinforced ‘money power’ at a formative stage in the political development of the colony of Queensland. In 1866, despite the contraction of the bridgeheads of formal British authority in eastern Australia, local imperial representatives quickly aligned with private interests when British investments appeared to be threatened by a proposal to introduce a fiduciary note issue. Subsequently, Queensland politicians continued to contest the control of money and the scope of government intervention in the colonial economy. Ultimately, however, the inflow of British capital created new bridgeheads of British power in Queensland, re-constituting it as a ‘colonial place’ in the informal empire of investment and influence.
DOI Link: 10.1080/03086534.2013.762152
ISSN: 0308-6534
eISSN: 1743-9329
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright © 2013 Taylor & Francis. Deposited with reference to the publisher's archiving policy available on the SHERPA/RoMEO website. This is an Author's Accepted Manuscript of an article published in Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History, 2013, 41 (1), pp. 11-36 (26). Copyright Taylor & Francis, available online at:
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