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No idle rich : the wealthy in Canterbury and Otago, 1840-1914 /
Jim McAloon.
imprint
Dunedin, N.Z. : University of Otago Press, 2002.
description
230 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
ISBN
1877276235 (pbk.)
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Dunedin, N.Z. : University of Otago Press, 2002.
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1877276235 (pbk.)
general note
"A much expanded version of the doctoral thesis which I presented at the University of Otago in 1993"--Pref.
catalogue key
3586662
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [211]-219) and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Jim McAloon is senior lecturer in history at Lincoln University, Canterbury. He has published widely in New Zealand labour, economic and social history
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Summaries
Main Description
This is a book about wealth and power in a colonial society. It is a detailed study, based on wills and business papers, of the richest settlers in southern New Zealand, where most of the earliest New Zealand fortunes were made - by pastoral farmers and financiers. No Idle Rich contributes to an understanding of the colonial economy, of the class structure of colonial society, of the values and perceptions of the rich, and of how the rich justified and maintained their position in colonial society.
Unpaid Annotation
About wealth and power in a colonial society. It is a detailed study, based on wills and business papers, of the richest settlers in southern New Zealand, where most of the earliest New Zealand fortunes were made by pastoral farmers and financiers.
Unpaid Annotation
Historical text which explores wealth and power in colonial, southern New Zealand. Author, Jim McAloon, a senior lecturer in history at Lincoln University, draws on innovative research using wills, business papers and biographical sources to investigate how the wealthy made their money, the significance of family relationships and the role of women. He also explores the influence of the rich on national and local politics and how they justified and maintained their position. Text supplemented with black and white photographs, maps and extensive notes and bibliography.
Table of Contents
Prefacep. 7
Wealth, Class, Power: Concepts and Frameworksp. 13
'Wealthy and Respectable': Agricultural and Pastoral Businessmenp. 29
'Perseverance, business ability, and probity': the World of Urban Wealthp. 55
'The partnership of husband and wife'? Wealth and the Colonial Familyp. 75
'The democratic tendency of the present times': Wealth and Politics, 1853-1914p. 95
'A sort of vindictive legislation which is to be deplored'? The Wealthy and Closer Settlement, 1891-1912p. 125
'I have done fully my part in improving the whole of the District': Wealth and Local Influencep. 143
'When he dies his most flattering requiem would be he left a lot of money': Conclusions and Implicationsp. 171
Notesp. 183
Bibliographyp. 211
Indexp. 221
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