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Merchants in colonial cities could import goods far more efficiently. ‘It is not long since’, wrote an English commercial journal celebrating the telegraph, ‘that a large consignment of English pale ale was made to one of the Australian ports, and when it arrived there, was found to be a drug in the market which was too much stocked already. 13 By serving the needs of importers so well, the telegraph must have worked against the interests of colonial manufacturers of goods that competed with imports, reducing the protective power of time and distance.

He authorized long leases with pre-emptive rights, cutting across the policy of preventing dispersion by restrictive land sales, which he (as Lord Howick) had played a large part in introducing in 1831, and which he still argued 39 Darling to Hay, 17 February 1831, HRA, xvi, p. 89; Bourke to Stanley, 14 September 1836, HRA, xviii, p. 538; Glenelg to Bourke, 29 August 1837, HRA, xix, p. 72; Gipps to Glenelg, 6 April 1839, HRA, xx, p. 90, with minute, quoted in Peter Burroughs, Britain and Australia, 1831–1855, Oxford 1967, pp.

Donovan, ‘Australia and the Great London Dock Strike: 1889’, Labour History, No. 23, November 1972, pp. 17–26. THE IMPERIAL CONNECTION 25 Aborigines, white ants, climbing frogs and lightning. The cable could be broken by submarine volcanic eruption, or rubbing against coral, or some other hazard. Man and nature offered further threats across India and the Middle East. The telegraph was interrupted more often than mail ships were wrecked, and the breaks were more troublesome. , waiting on the postmaster general with other members of the Sydney Chamber of Commerce in 1878, gave evidence of ‘serious inconvenience and losses on large financial transactions when there were interruptions to the line’.

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