The wreck of the William Salthouse - the earliest attempt to establish trade relations between Canada and Australia

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    Abstract

    "Early colonial economies in North America and Australia were commonly based on a combination of the importation of goods and a system of local production which included subsistence agriculture and hunting. Before 1850 the Australian settlements had a very limited and only slowly developing capacity to create or harvest, local supplies of food and alcohol. Furthermore in the nineteenth century the Australian colonies never developed the capacity to produce certain kinds of consumer goods. In the Australian contact the period and degree of "dependency" on external sources of supply varied according to well recognised factors like the growth of population and establishing or importing the means of production to the colony. This book chapter considers trade between Canada and Australia through an examination of the voyage of the William Salthouse in what was the earliest attempt to establish trade relations between Canada and Australia."
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationCanada-Australia
    Subtitle of host publicationtowards a second century of partnership
    EditorsKate Burridge, Lois Foster, Gerry Turcotte
    Place of PublicationOtttawa, Canada
    PublisherInternational Council for Canadian Studies
    Pages189-202
    Number of pages14
    ISBN (Electronic)9780773591417
    ISBN (Print)0886293286, 9780886293284
    Publication statusPublished - 1997

    Keywords

    • Maritime archaeology
    • Shipwrecks
    • William Salthouse
    • Australia -- History -- 19th century
    • Canada -- History -- 19th century
    • Melbourne -- History
    • International trade
    • International relations

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