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The legislative council of Van Diemen's land 1825-1856: A study of some aspects of the development of a colonial legislature.

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Korobacz, V (1971) The legislative council of Van Diemen's land 1825-1856: A study of some aspects of the development of a colonial legislature. Research Master thesis, University of Tasmania.

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Abstract

During the latter half of the eighteenth century Great Britain
came to regard her colonies as a means of supporting her naval and
military power,
as well as a source of wealth. The emergence ,of
this concept of the Empire as an integral part of Britain's defence
system demanded strict metropolitan control of dependencies. After
the war with France in the middle of the eighteenth century and the
acquisition of Canada, India and some of the Caribbean Islands, she
began to assert her authority to a greater degree. The consequences
of this policy were far-reaching. - The rebellion of the American
colonies, an expression of discontent with the assertion of metropolitan
authority, reinforced the existing disillusionment with settlement
colonies and strengthened Britain 's determination to continue her
policy of integrating the empire, a policy which if implemented earlier
might have prevented the loss of the Thirteen Colonies.

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