Small farmers, their association, and the transformation of the Australian sugar industry

Vidonja Balanzategui, Bianka (2019) Small farmers, their association, and the transformation of the Australian sugar industry. Arcadia, Summer (26).

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Abstract

In the late nineteenth century in a tropical region of Australia, sugar plantations disappeared. This progression from plantation production to widespread sugar cane cultivation by independent small growers occurred nowhere else in the sugar-growing world. In north Queensland small sugar cane farmers provide an audacious example of rural agency. The Herbert River Farmers’ Association contributed to a significant and unprecedented change in production methods and demonstrated the potential for grass roots farmer organisation to overcome institutionalized planter dominance of politics, society, and economy of tropical sugar districts.

Item ID: 63658
Item Type: Article (Short Note)
ISSN: 2199-3408
Keywords: agriculture, sugar, farming, plantations,associations, rural representation, landscape transformation, colonialism
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Copyright Information: This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.2019 Bianka Vidonja Balanzategui. This refers only to the text and does not include any image rights.Please refer to the images to view their individual rights status
Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2020 23:33
FoR Codes: 21 HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 2103 Historical Studies > 210303 Australian History (excl Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History) @ 50%
16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1604 Human Geography > 160403 Social and Cultural Geography @ 50%
SEO Codes: 82 PLANT PRODUCTION AND PLANT PRIMARY PRODUCTS > 8203 Industrial Crops > 820304 Sugar @ 50%
94 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 9405 Work and Institutional Development > 940599 Work and Institutional Development not elsewhere classified @ 25%
86 MANUFACTURING > 8601 Processed Food Products and Beverages (excl. Dairy Products) > 860111 Sugar and Confectionery Products @ 25%
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