Subtitle: Australian Geographic History
By: Scott Forbes
Genre: History - Historical Knowledge And Understanding
Published by: Australian Geographic
Published: 01 Jun 2015
ISBN: 9781742456706


As the Australian colonies developed, they began devoting large areas of land to the raising of fine-wool sheep, wheat and other grains.

By the 1830s New South Wales had become the main source of wool for the mills of Britain.

This was driven by squatters - people who had obtained land free or at low prices and grown wealthy in the process.