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Title Oceana, or, England and her Colonies
Author(s) Froude, James Anthony
Section Section I: Cultural Contacts, 1492-1969
Date 1886
Document Type Printed Book
Place of Publication London
Publisher Longmans, Green & Co
Library British Library
Reference 2374.c.1
Region Europe, Africa, North America
Names Lord Elphinstone, Sir James Harrington, Lord Carnarvon, Sir Henry Parkes, Sir George Grey (pp242, 249, 251)
Places Plymouth, England, Tenerife, South Africa, Cape Colony (p37), Transvaal (p41), Cape Town (p61), Indian Ocean (p72), Australasia, Australia (p82), Adelaide (p83), Melbourne (p94), Ballarat (p117), Oceania, New Guinea (pp90, 98), Sydney (p161), New Zealand (p238), Auckland (p241), Waikato Valley (p263), Samoa, Sandwich Islands (p348), Hawaii, Honolulu, United States of America (p354), San Francisco (p358), New York (p378), New Caledonia (p98)
Topics travel writing, contents, colonial politics, decolonization, end of empire, colonial government, personal account of the condition of the British Empire in the late nineteenth century including descriptions of deteriorating relations in South Africa, suggestions that colonial conflict could be reduced by stricter colonial rule, and criticism of the Maori American colonies, citizenship (p3), Colonial Office (pp7, 47), effectiveness of colonial rule, colonial conflict, colonial wars (pp5, 41), trade, free trade (p6), financial burden of empire, Dutch empire (p37), Boers (p40), clashes with Boers (p45), Zulus (p54), Hottentots (p39), Basutos (p44), annexation of the Transvaal, British policy in South Africa, comparisons between Australia and South Africa (p82), exploitation of resources, luxury goods, diamond mine (p45), land rights (p46), entertainment in Melbourne (p112), Gold mining in Australia, Australian interior (p117), forest fire, Australian character (p155), Australian politics (p151), possibility of Australia leaving the empire (p214), New Zealand industry, trade, Maoris (p239), Maori wars (p251), Maori settlement (pp259, 294), Maori culture (p270), dance, tourism (p283), alcohol abuse (p299), German empire (p90), fall of Khartoum (p152), opinions on Chinese (p204)