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Global Industry, Local Innovation: The History of Cane Sugar Production in Australia, 1820-1995
This book tells the story of how the Australian cane sugar industry grew into a major global supplier of sugar, how it became a significant innovator in the technology associated with the growing and harvesting of sugar cane as well as the production and transport of sugar. It describes the spread of sugar cane growing along the north-eastern coast of Australia during the late nineteenth century, and how subsequent twentieth-century expansions were tightly regulated in order to avoid overproduction. Special attention is also devoted to documenting how sugar production changed the landscape of north-eastern coastal Australia. Topics considered include deforestation, soil erosion, loss of wetlands associated with drainage improvements, the introduction of fauna to control insect pests affecting the crops of sugar cane and mining the coral of the Great Barrier Reef to produce agricultural lime. It is the first comprehensive account of the history of the Australian cane sugar industry.

Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing Group in association with GSE Research

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A Regulated Expansion
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Managing Water
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Breeding and Improving Cane Varieties
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Combatting Pests
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Defeating Cane Diseases
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Harvesting and Transport of Cane
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Regulating and Modernising the Milling Sector
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