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Letter to George Fife Angas
Title : Letter to George Fife Angas Letter to George Fife Angas
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Creator : Hare, Charles
Source : PRG 174/7/174
Date of creation : 1837
Format : Letter
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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In February 1837 South Australia Company book keeper Charles Hare wrote to George Fife Angas regarding conditions on Kangaroo Island. He describes 'societies' formed by some of the men for the purpose of early forms of collective bargaining. Hare wrote,

Six or seven of the Emma's crew, Hutton, Barnet, Howland, Palmer, Thompson, Lyne, Crawford and others joined the men previously mentioned and they held meetings formed societies etc to coerce Mr Stephens, their first rule being to strike one and all when a man was discharged for any cause whatever and refuse to work until he was again employed.

Related names :

Angas, George Fife, 1789-1879

Emma (Ship)

Hare, Charles

South Australia Company

Coverage year : 1837
Period : 1836-1851
Place : Kangaroo Island, South Australia
Region : Kangaroo Island
Further reading :

Pike, Douglas. Paradise of dissent: South Australia 1829-1857. 2nd ed. Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 1967. pp.196-220, ch. 9: 'The South Australian Company.'

Price, Archibald Grenfell. Founders & pioneers of South Australia: life studies of Edward Gibbon Wakefield, Charles Sturt, George Fife Angas, Sir John Hindmarsh, William Light, George Gawler, David McLaren, Augustus Kavel, and Francis Cadell; with illustrations & maps. Adelaide: Preece, 1929.

Sutherland, George. The South Australian Company: a study in colonisation. London: Longmans, 1898.

Thornton, Robert. The South Australian Company, 1835-1949: history and archives. Photocopy. Originally published in Archives and manuscripts, v.15, no.2, Nov. 1987.

Internet links :
State Library of South Australia, General Information Factsheets Online: South Australian Company



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