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The other rebellion : attacking ignorance and vice on the Ballarat Goldfield

Moore, Keith (2004) The other rebellion : attacking ignorance and vice on the Ballarat Goldfield. Peter Lang, Germany, Frankfurt am Main.

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Abstract

The discovery of gold and the prospect of easily acquired riches destabilized society in the Australian colony of Victoria. At Ballarat, one of the colony's principal goldfields, the collapse of previously adhered-to moral restraints and the presence of lawless behaviour was commonplace. Against seemingly insurmountable odds, a small but zealous body of clerics and schoolteachers endeavoured to counter the influence of immorality and crime by promoting virtue and honesty in children. As a social history, the book especially examines - to use the words of Reverend Thomas Hastie, an 1850s Buninyong preacher - 'the humbler classes'. The Other Rebellion is different to other history books, and uniquely appealing.

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ID Code: 8557
Item Type: Book
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ISBN: 3631529546
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY (210000) > HISTORICAL STUDIES (210300) > Australian History (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History) (210303)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Social Change Research
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > QUT Carseldine - Humanities & Human Services
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2004 Peter Lang
Deposited On: 26 Jul 2007
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:08

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