Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

Australian author Gordon Beckett outlines 18th-century colonial economy

GATTON, Australia – Readers are invited to survey the economic origins of a young Australian state in “A Collection of Essays on the Colonial Economy of N.S.W.” (published by Trafford Singapore), the new book by Gordon Beckett.

Depicting vital aspects of the colonial economy of Australia’s New South Wales region, this collection of essays delves into various aspects of the colonial economy of the region from 1788-1835.

The author describes the volume as an overarching examination of the region’s rich economic growth.

“This series explains the many important aspects of the colonial Economy of N.S.W. between 1788 and 1835,” Beckett says. “This present volume sets down over 14 essays on aspects of the colonial economy, ranging from a short review of the Van Diemen's Land Company … to a study of the writings of Professor Noel Butlin and the factors of economic growth in those important first 30 years of the colony and settlement in New South Wales. Some notable essays include an understanding of the Macquarie years that set a standard for economic development that became hard to follow.  The many statutes enacted by Westminster Parliament in establishing the colony are examined as is the rise of the pastoralist and squatter in the colony.”

“A Collection of Essays on the Colonial Economy of N.S.W.”

By Gordon Beckett

Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 344 pages | ISBN 9781466927780

Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 344 pages | ISBN 9781466927773

E-Book | 344 pages | ISBN 9781466927797

Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author

Gordon Beckett is a postgraduate scholar in Australian economic history, concentrating on the period spanning 1788-1835. This volume is part of a series on the colonial economy of New South Wales that includes original research on the commissariat and original government business enterprises of New South Wales.

Trafford Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC, author services imprint, was the first publisher in the world to offer an “on-demand publishing service,” and has led the independent publishing revolution since its establishment in 1995. Trafford was also one of the earliest publishers to utilize the Internet for selling books. Trafford Singapore provides Singaporean writers the opportunity to join the ranks of the world’s published authors through a company dedicated to their unique needs. For more information about Trafford Singapore, or to publish your book today, call 1-800-101-2656 or visit


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