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Author
Schomburgk, Ian
Title
South Australia Pre Federation - Engineering a New Technological Society
In
Eleventh National Conference on Engineering Heritage: Federation Engineering a Nation; Proceedings
Imprint
Institution of Engineers, Australia, Barton, Australian Capital Territory, 2001, pp. 57-62
ISBN/ISSN
1740922155
Url
https://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=520455560397208;res=IELENG
Abstract

My theme in this paper is that three technologies, agriculture mining and the metal working industry which supported them, created an environment to support a whole raft of industries in 19th Century South Australia. At the same time South Australia's internal links, with the other Australian colonies and internationally by new communications technologies, including paddle steamers, steam ships, railways and telegraph, provided an environment for this quite extra-ordinary growth and exploitation of new technology. It continued until around Federation when it went into decline.

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