Early Traffic. "India, China, Australia: Trade and Society 1788-1850" by James Broadbent, Suzanne Rickard and Margaret Steven. [review]

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2004-03
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Menz, Christopher
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Australian Book Review
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Given the vast amount of imports from Asia available today — from tableware to mobile telephones, and much of it demonstrating the latest in technology — one could be excused for thinking that our reliance on Asian trade is a twentieth-century phenomenon. Not so. As "India, China, Australia: Trade and Society 1788–1850" amply demonstrates, our trade with Asia began in the eighteenth century — even ensured the survival of the fledgling port of Sydney — and we have never looked back.
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Book review, Asia -- Commerce, Australia -- History, Asia -- Commerce
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Menz, Christopher 2004. Early Traffic. Review of "India, China, Australia: Trade and Society 1788-1850" by James Broadbent, Suzanne Rickard and Margaret Steven. 'Australian Book Review', No 259, March, 21.