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Colonization of South Australia
Title : Colonization of South Australia Colonization of South Australia
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Creator : Torrens, Robert, 1780-1864
Place Of Creation : London
Publisher : Longman Rees Orme Brown Green and Longman
Date of creation : 1836
Additional Creator : Mortlock Family Library; York Gate Library
Format : Book
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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The second edition of Robert Torrens, Colonization of South Australia. Political economist and chairman of the Colonization Commission for South Australia, Torrens published this work in response to an article published in the Westminster Review which criticised the South Australian colonisation plans.

In Part I, Torrens publishes a letter to John Crawfurd, esq., the author of a number of works on India and the Far East. Torrens felt Crawfurd was a fit person to judge the accuracy of the differing arguments.

Of the Westminster Review article Torrens wrote,

I am therefore desirous of stating to you, in this public manner, my reasons for believing that the Reviewer is incompetent to form an adequate conception of the objects, which the supporters of the new colony seek to accomplish; that he does not comprehend the principles, upon which they propose to proceed; that he has read the works of Mr Ricardo, without being able to understand them, and that he miscalculates figures, mis-states facts, and draws inconsistent and contradictory conclusions. (Colonization of South Australia [p 1] see printer's mark 'B')

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Torrens, Robert, 1780-1864

Coverage year : 1835
Period : Pre-1836
Further reading :
Pike, Douglas. Paradise of dissent, Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 1967
Torrens, Robert. Colonization of South Australia, London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green and Longman, 1835
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