So Brave Etruria Grew: Dividing the Crown in early colonial New South Wales, 1808-1810

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An examination of the first Great Seal of New South Wales during the usurpation later called the Rum Rebellion between 1808 and 1810 reveals relationships between the Crown and the exercise of royal authority in settler-colonies, and about the evolving relationships between British sovereigns, their vice-regal representatives and loyal or rebellious subjects in overseas possessions. Reading great seals deputed as documents (rather then as antiquarian artefacts) allows the usurpation in New South Wales to be recontextualised within the development of settler societies after 1783, and eventually the invention of the dominions and then the Commonwealth realms of the twentieth century.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCrowns and Colonies
Subtitle of host publicationEuropean monarchies and overseas empires
EditorsRobert Aldrich, Cindy McCreery
Place of PublicationManchester
PublisherManchester University Press
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9781526100887
ISBN (Print)9781784993153
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameStudies in Imperialism


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