Derivation, Development, and Demise of Rural Technology in Colonial Australia

@inproceedings{Pickard2005DerivationDA,
  title={Derivation, Development, and Demise of Rural Technology in Colonial Australia},
  author={John Pickard},
  year={2005}
}
Post and rail fences had a relatively minor role in England in the eighteenth century, primarily to protect young hedges. However, they rapidly became the most advanced form of fences in the new Australian colonies founded in 1788 and later. The key feature is that thinned tenons on the ends ofrectangular split rails ftt closely into mortises cut in the rectangular split posts. Post and rail fences were widespread but never common because ofthe high cost, lack of secure land tenure, and… 

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<Afin que le betail ne s'echappe et meurt, le gouverneur autorisa l'installation de clotures dans le Sud-est de l'Australie aux coloniaux venus s'installer alors les pratiques technologiques existant deja en Angleterre.

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