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Merino Wool and Sydney Harbour Bridge

Merino Wool and Sydney Harbour Bridge

This map of Australia and New Zealand charts the commercial developments of Australia circa 1930. At the time of this map, following the Wall Street Crash of 1929, The Great Depression was beginning to have a wide ranging affect across the country. Unemployment in Australia was already at 10%, doubling to 21% following the crash and rising to a huge 32% at it’s peak in the mid 1930’s. Still recovering from the impact felt during the first World War ,where 60,000 Austr...

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Mining North Wales & Anglesey

Mining North Wales & Anglesey

(North) Wales and Anglesey circa 1900 At the time this map was produced in 1900, it was a period of huge social change and upheaval. Living standards were low and much of the population lived in poverty. Despite the Mines and Collieries Regulation Act of 1842, where it became illegal for women or any child under the age of ten to work underground, mining remained a significant form of income for many families and it was more important to bring home a wage than to get an education...

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Frankincense and Pearls

Frankincense and Pearls

This map of The Near East, circa 1900, provides information  on the various natural resources and manufactures of every country and are shown in their proper positions, together with the means of transport to the nearest ports, and the various steamer routes connecting these ports with other countries. The distance along each of the sea routes is given, together with other information such as consular representation.Frankincense - ‘Boswelia Sacra’ - is a hardy tre...

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Egyptian Cotton

Egyptian Cotton

Cotton, a soft white fibrous substance surrounding the seeds of a small woody plant, is a shrub that is grown very successfully in Egypt due to the agreeable climate and the fertility of the land.  Arab merchants introduced cotton cloth to Europe in 800 AD, but this cloth is unlikely to have been cultivated in Egypt. The large scale production of high quality Egyptian cotton dates back no earlier than the mid nineteenth century. Muhammad Ali Pasha (1769 - 1848), a visionary,...

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Borneo, Java & The Philippines. Magellan-Elcano Circumnavigation.

Borneo, Java & The Philippines. Magellan-Elcano Circumnavigation.

Map Reference: Borneo, Java & The Philippines Geo006 Borneo and Java belong to the Sunda Islands - a group of islands extending from the Malay Peninsula to the Moluccas South East of the Asiatic mainland towards New Guinea. The Greater Sundas include Sunatra, Java, Borneo and Celebes and the Lesser Sundras Sumba, Flores and Timor. Borneo, the largest island in Asia - larger than Germany & Britain combined, is home to one of the oldest rainforests in the world. The Borneo...

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