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dc.contributor.authorElofsen, Warren M.
dc.date.accessioned2015-06-16T23:00:46Z
dc.date.available2015-06-16T23:00:46Z
dc.date.issued2015-06
dc.identifier.citationElofson, W. M. "So Far and yet so Close: Frontier Cattle Ranching in Western Prairie Canada and the Northern Territory of Australia". University of Calgary Press, Calgary, Alberta, 2015.eng
dc.identifier.isbn978-1-55238-796-2
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1880/50481
dc.description.abstractThis book provides a comparative study of frontier cattle ranching in two societies on opposite ends of the globe. It is also an environmental history that at the same time centres on both the natural and frontier environments. There are many points at which the western Canadian and northern Australian cattle frontiers evoke comparisons. Most obviously they came to life at about the same time: late 1870s-early 1880s. In both cases corporations were heavy investors and utilized an open range system in which tens of thousands of cattle roamed over thousands of square acres. Ranchers shared similar problems such as predators, disease, and weather, as well as markets. Ultimately, a nearly indistinguishable "country" culture developed in these geographically disparate and distant lands, which is still apparent today. Many similarities were in one way or another a reflection of frontier environmental conditions that is, conditions associated with the very "newness" of society. They included a lack of infrastructure (ie. fences), institutions (ie. police), and population (ie. consumers). However, the ranching people in these two societies had their differences too. In the end, the natural environment pushed agricultural development in these two regions along very different paths.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipGovernment of Alberta, Alberta Media Funden_US
dc.description.sponsorshipGovernment of Canada, Canada Book Funden_US
dc.description.sponsorshipCanada Council for the Artsen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Calgary Presseng
dc.rightsAttribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives 4.0 International*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectRanching–Canada, Western–Historyeng
dc.subjectRanching–Australia, Northern–Historyeng
dc.subjectRanch life–Canada, Western–Historyeng
dc.subjectRanch life–Australia, Northern–Historyeng
dc.subjectFrontier and pioneer life–Canada, Westerneng
dc.subjectFrontier and pioneer life–Australia, Northerneng
dc.subjectCanada, Western–Environmental conditions–Historyeng
dc.subjectAustralia, Northern–Environmental conditions–Historyeng
dc.titleSo Far and yet so Close: Frontier Cattle Ranching in Western Prairie Canada and the Northern Territory of Australiaeng
dc.typebook
dc.description.refereedYeseng
dc.publisher.urlhttp://press.ucalgary.ca/eng
dc.publisher.facultyArtsen_US
dc.publisher.departmentHistoryen_US
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Calgaryen_US
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.11575/PRISM/34560


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