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A home for everyone? Property ownership has been about status and wealth since our convict days

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Wegman, IC ORCID: 0000-0002-0514-9184 2017 , 'A home for everyone? Property ownership has been about status and wealth since our convict days' , The Conversation, vol. 12 Sep .

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While Australia has an egalitarian mythology, where everyone has a chance, the roots of problemswith access to housing lie in our history. The first land grants were given to former convicts as a wayto control an unfenced prison colony. As free settlers arrived in Australia, priorities changed, landownership gained prestige, and smaller landholders were pushed out of the market.

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Authors/Creators:Wegman, IC
Keywords: Australia, convicts, housing
Journal or Publication Title: The Conversation
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