Early Merchant Families of Sydney

Speculation and Risk Management on the Fringes of Empire

Janette Holcomb
 

Early Merchant Families of Sydney

This book traces the development of private enterprise in Australia through a study of the antecedents, connections and commercial activities of early Sydney merchants.

Imprint: Anthem Press
Hardback
ISBN 9781783081257
August 2014 | 358 Pages | 229 x 152mm / 9 x 6
 
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About This Book

Establishing business enterprise in a tiny, remote penal settlement appears to defy the principles of sustainable demand and supply. Yet early Sydney attracted a number of business entrepreneurs, including Campbell, Riley and Walker. If the development of private enterprise in early colonial Australia is counterintuitive, an understanding of its rationale, nature and risk strategies is the more imperative. This book traces the development of private enterprise in Australia through a study of the antecedents, connections and commercial activities of early Sydney merchants.

Author Information

Janette Holcomb is an Honorary Associate of the School of Humanities at the University of New England.