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Griggs, Peter (2010) Sugar. Queensland Historical Atlas, 1.

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Abstract

[Extract] Commercial production of sugar commenced in Queensland during the mid-1860s. Over the next century, the growth in the area under sugar cane was mostly steadily upwards, although this growth was tightly regulated to avoid overproduction. During the late nineteenth century, sugar cane cultivation became concentrated primarily along the deltaic and levee soils of the main rivers and creeks in eleven discrete coastal areas between Mossman and Nerang, separated by areas of unreliable rainfall and/or unsuitable soils. Production remained concentrated in these areas throughout most of the twentieth century.

Item ID: 15135
Item Type: Article (Short Note)
ISSN: 1838-708X
Keywords: sugar industry Queensland; sugar plantations Queensland; subdivision of sugar plantations Queensland, drainage, drains, agriculture, cane, farmers, sugar, sugar cane
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Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2010 04:29
FoR Codes: 21 HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 2103 Historical Studies > 210303 Australian History (excl Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History) @ 100%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970121 Expanding Knowledge in History and Archaeology @ 100%
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