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The description 'bridgehead economy' was used by one of Australia's foremost economic historians, N. G. Butlin to refer to the earliest decades of British occupation when the colony was essentially a penal institution. The colony barely survived its first years and was largely neglected for much of the following quarter-century while the British government was preoccupied with the war with France. An important beginning was nevertheless made in the creation of a private economy to support the...
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