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NSW Railways (RailCorp) Thematic History

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

SECTION 1: INTRODUCTION

PART A
A1 Background 1
A2 Use of this Document 1
A2.1 Guide to Thematic Structure 1
A2.2 Guide to Supporting Resources 2
A3 Methodology and Limitations 2

PART B
B1 NSW Railways Thematic History Overview 3

PART C
C1 RailCorp Historical Themes Matrix 6
C2 RailCorp Organisational Evolution Chart (NSW Railways ‘Family Tree’) 11
C3 Railway Network Maps 12

SECTION 2: PEOPLING AUSTRALIA
2.1 Aboriginal cultures and interactions with other cultures 15
2.2 Migration 16

SECTION 3: DEVELOPING LOCAL, REGIONAL AND NATIONAL ECONOMIES
3.1 Pastoralism 19
3.2 Forestry 22
3.3 Agriculture 23
3.4 Industry 25
3.5 Mining 27
3.6 Technology 29
3.7 Communication 37
3.8 Transport 41
3.9 Environment – Cultural Landscapes 49
3.10 Events 51

SECTION 4: BUILDING SETTLEMENTS, TOWNS AND CITIES
4.1 Towns, Suburbs and Villages 53
4.2 Utilities 58
4.3 Accommodation 60

SECTION 5: WORKING
5.1 Labour 63

SECTION 6: EDUCATING
6.1 Education 69

SECTION 7: GOVERNING
7.1 Government and administration 71
7.2 Defence 77
7.3 Law and Order 80

SECTION 8: DEVELOPING AUSTRALIA’S CULTURAL LIFE
8.1 Sport 81
8.2 Leisure 82
8.3 Creative Endeavour 86
8.4 Social Institutions 90

SECTION 9: MARKING THE PHASES OF LIFE
9.1 Birth and Death 91
9.2 Persons 93

BIBLIOGRAPHY 95

INDEX 100

APPENDIX
Appendix 1 – Historical Chronology Matrix
Appendix 2 – NSW Historical Themes
Appendix 3 – NSW Railways ‘Family Tree’ (expanded)

ABBREVIATIONS

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