Australian Social Development

Paperback | February 1, 2012

byClarence Hunter Northcott

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1918. Excerpt: ... A further suggestion towards the realization of social efficiency arises from the necessity in democratic countries of a strong local patriotism. The situation in Australia, as analyzed, furnishes a basis for the suggestion that the larger States be divided into smaller areas to secure their fuller and speedier development, and to give differences of climatic environment and of local interests, aptitudes and abilities their fullest sway. Australia is a land where cities occupy a dominating position in population, commerce and administration. The following table1 shows clearly this phenomenal concentration of the population in the various metropolitan areas. Distribution Of Population Of States Of Australia In Their Capital Cities, December 31, 1914 This table shows how the capital cities have attained an abnormal size relatively to the unpeopled interior. Their growth, too. has been at a rate much greater than that of the population generally. The proportion of population in each capital compared with that of the whole State is shown below for the various census periods 1871-1911. 1 Commonwealth Year Book, no. 9, pp. 91, 114! 2 Two territories, Northern and Federal, are included in this total. Population Of The Capital City Of Each State Expressed As A Percentage Of The Total Population Of The State For The Census Periods, 1871-1911 1 Along with this aggregation goes dominant political power and the concentration of most of the manufactures and commerce of each State. Our earlier analysis, together with these figures, suggest the need of developing the country areas. Decentralization of administration, of manufacturing and of commerce are requisite to that end. A preponderant city life, even though not built up at the expense of the country, but through i...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1918. Excerpt: ... A further suggestion towards the realization of social efficiency arises from the necessity in democratic countries of a stron...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:88 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.18 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217722024

ISBN - 13:9780217722025

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