Queensland

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Trollope in the section of his book Australia and New Zealand devoted to Queensland describes at length the divide between the free-selecter residents and the squatter residents (the latter despise the former and use the term as one of abuse thereby standing modern usage on its head) and the economic dependence on the gold mining and wool industries. He describes the political government of Queensland but seems not to have travelled much further north than Brisbane and its environs.

Of course he was limited to horseback and coaches to get around whereas I benefitted from flights enabling me to reach Cairns and dive the Great Barrier Reef.

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