The making of 'Scots on the Make': Scottish settlement and enterprise in Australia, 1830-1900

Donnachie, Ian L. (1992). The making of 'Scots on the Make': Scottish settlement and enterprise in Australia, 1830-1900. In: Devine, T. M. ed. Scottish Emigration and Scottish Society. Edinburgh: John Donald Publishers Ltd, pp. 135–153.

Abstract

This chapter reviews the developing historiography of the Scottish-Australian connection, with reference to the migration of people, skills and capital from Scotland to Australia. It assesses the scale and extent of migration during the period of colonial development 1830-1900. Lastly Third, it explores the impact of Scots as a group and as individuals on the economic history of Australia, noting the leading sectors and regions, such as Port Philip (later Victoria).

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