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Early Merchant Families of Sydney: Speculation and Risk Management on the Fringes of Empire

Janette Holcomb

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Australian Scholarly Publishing
01 October 2013
History; Australasian & Pacific history; Social & cultural history; Entrepreneurship
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.
By:   Janette Holcomb
Imprint:   Australian Scholarly Publishing
Country of Publication:   Australia
ISBN:   9781925003154
ISBN 10:   1925003159
Publication Date:   01 October 2013
Audience:   General/trade ,  College/higher education ,  ELT Advanced ,  Primary
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Janette Holcomb has published several refereed articles in the Great Circle and the Journal of Australian Colonial History.

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