4 edition of Sir George Grey, pioneer of empire in southern lands found in the catalog.
Sir George Grey, pioneer of empire in southern lands
George Cockburn Henderson
|Statement||by Geo. C. Henderson.|
|Contributions||Macfadyen, Dugald, 1867- ed.|
|LC Classifications||DA17.G8 H4|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xxiv, 315 p.|
|Number of Pages||315|
|LC Control Number||08014844|
Napoleon was overthrown at the battle of Sir George Grey in but from that time the ideas underlying the French Revolution at its inception began to exert a powerful influence on the minds of the English people. Like Cecil Rhodes, he was profoundly impressed with the possibilities of the Anglo-Saxon race, and he regarded the British Empire as a great and beneficent power in the world by which the influence of Christianity might be extended, and the standard of living raised throughout the world. When he left his popularity among the people of Cape Colony was unbounded, and the statue erected at Cape Town during his lifetime described him as a governor who by his high character as a Christian, a statesman, and a gentleman, had endeared himself to all classes of the community, and who by his zealous devotion to the best interests of South Africa and his able and just administration, has secured the approbation and gratitude of all Her Majesty's subjects in this part of her dominions. The Democracies of Australia and New Zealand have ceased to believe in the paramount rights of one class to rule another. A trouble shooter in South Australia, in New Zealand, and in the Cape Colony, he was a liberal opportunist who expected more egalitarian societies to evolve in new colonial environments. From Charles Purton Cooper
The problem of Imperial Federation is yet to be solved; but it is useless to propose any scheme which is not superimposed on democratic foundations. From to Grey, who had been knighted inwas governor of the Cape Colony and high commissioner for South Africa. Equality is an unrealizable dream in Australia as elsewhere; page 15 but equality of opportunity is not, and the people of the new Anglo-Saxondom are determined to have it. Henderson c. The south would become a self-governing province, known as "New Victoria" and managed by the company for that purpose.
The time may come when the magnitude of Sir George Grey's services will be determined by reference to the questions here mentioned. Under the influence of the doctrine of utilitarianism, sweeping changes were made in English legislation, and chief among the exponents of the new order was Jeremy Bentham, whose views on utility were summed up in the well-known phrase, "the greatest happiness of the greatest number. Because of their land policies Grey could not work harmoniously with local politicians, and he was dismissed in for insisting that British troops remain in the colony. He has not been mistaken. Grey returned to New Zealand as a private citizen in
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This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Mistakes have been made hitherto in the choice of means by which the end is to be attained, and they will be made again, for Democracies, like other forms of government, are fallible; but the ideal is there shining like a star of the first magnitude in the political sky.
The Ngati Rangatahi were determined to retain possession of their land. Later reinstated, he was sent back to New Zealand infollowing a Maori uprising. While in New Zealand he endeavoured without success to induce the Imperial authorities to annex some of the islands of the Pacific; and in Pioneer of empire in southern lands book Africa he prepared a scheme for the extension pioneer of empire in southern lands book British influence beyond the Kei Sir George Grey, which was rejected for the time, but adopted almost immediately after his departure for New Zealand.
The Henderson room at the History Department at the University of Adelaide, which carries much of his library, was named for him. Africa north Of In Grey introduced a federal constitution in which the governor retained responsibility for native policy and land sales.
The expedition discovered little apart from aboriginal cave paintings. His works on Maori language and customs brought Sir George Grey repute as a scholar. He saw in the success of that rebellion the triumph of a principle which, if jealously guarded, would insure the permanence and the integrity of the British Empire in the future.
Grey, obstinate in his domestic affairs as in his first expedition, accused his wife unjustly of flirting with Rear Admiral Sir Henry Keppel on the voyage to Cape Town taken in ; he sent her away.
The accession of the Labour Party to power is the inevitable outcome of the success of his policy. He decided that he should be acquainted with the language of the New Zealanders in order to redress their grievances.
As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. As in philosophy so was it in art. In Grey was appointed governor of South Australia when the new colony suffered from economic depression.
The company saw itself as a prospective quasi-government of New Zealand and in and proposed splitting the colony in two, along a line from Mokau in the west to Cape Kidnappers in the east — with the north reserved for Maori and missionaries. Brett, Auckland. Storks was rewarded with the post of Surveyor-General of the Ordnance and Grey returned to New Zealand later that year.
This Elibron Classics edition is a facsimile reprint of a edition by H. By a vigorous policy of retrenchment he forced settlers onto the land and recovery followed. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. But undoubtedly Sir George Grey's political ability, charm and force of personality — aided by the parliamentary leadership of liberal-minded Attorney-General, William Porter — contributed to this result.
The British Empire was, in his opinion, different from any that had existed within the memory of man, and that which distinguished it from all others was the recognition of the vital principle of self-government. A thoroughgoing application of his views would, no doubt, have involved the federalizing of the British Constitution, but it has yet to be shown that Imperial Federation is possible as long as the government of the United Kingdom remains unitarian in form.
Land-hungry settlers objected, and when Grey persuaded the Colonial Office to defer the introduction of representative self-government, he was accused of despotism.
Some of Grey's objectives—manhood suffrage, triennial parliaments, and government purchase of large estates—were later realized.
Seddon visited Adelaide, and delivered one of his most successful speeches in the Town Hall.Sir George Grey, Pioneer of Empire in Southern Lands, Volume 25 by George Cockburn Henderson,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.
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