Locality and empire : networks of forestry in Australia, India, and South Africa, 1843-1948

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dc.contributor.advisor Louis, William Roger, 1936-
dc.contributor.advisor Hunt, Bruce J.
dc.creator Bennett, Brett Michael
dc.date.accessioned 2012-11-13T19:04:41Z
dc.date.available 2012-11-13T19:04:41Z
dc.date.created 2010-12
dc.date.issued 2012-11-13
dc.date.submitted December 2010
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2152/ETD-UT-2010-12-2267
dc.description.abstract This dissertation draws from national and regional archives to argue that many important aspects of forestry science, education, and culture in colonial Australia, India, and South Africa developed according to unique local environmental, political, social, and cultural influences. Local environmental constraints, combined with unique cultures of experimentation, encouraged the innovation of new scientific methods for forming timber plantations that differed from existing European and British methods. Debates over how to create forestry schools to train foresters in each region emphasized local problems and contexts rather than focusing primarily on continental European precedents or methods. The culture of foresters in each region corresponded to local cultures and social conditions as much as to a larger imperial ethos inculcated by training in continental European or British forestry schools.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.subject Forestry
dc.subject British Empire
dc.subject Environmental history
dc.subject Australia
dc.subject India
dc.subject South Africa
dc.subject Plantations
dc.subject Education
dc.title Locality and empire : networks of forestry in Australia, India, and South Africa, 1843-1948
dc.title.alternative Networks of forestry in Australia, India, and South Africa, 1843-1948
dc.date.updated 2012-11-13T19:05:16Z
dc.identifier.slug 2152/ETD-UT-2010-12-2267
dc.contributor.committeeMember Minault, Gail
dc.contributor.committeeMember Vaugh, James
dc.contributor.committeeMember Barton, Gregory
dc.description.department History
dc.type.genre thesis
dc.type.material text
thesis.degree.department History
thesis.degree.discipline History
thesis.degree.grantor University of Texas at Austin
thesis.degree.level Doctoral
thesis.degree.name Doctor of Philosophy

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