Sea-changers and shifting political loyalties in the Northern Rivers of NSW 1966-2007

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Title Sea-changers and shifting political loyalties in the Northern Rivers of NSW 1966-2007
Author Bowden, Bradley
Journal Name Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society
Editor Carol Liston
Year Published 2007
Place of publication Australia
Publisher Royal Australian Historical Society
Abstract Since the 1970s Australia has witnessed a sustained population movement to sea-change locations. The impact of this change on regional politics has been poorly studied. This article examines how in the Northern Rivers - one of Australia's principal sea-change destinations - this phenomenon reshaped voting patterns for the NSW Legislative Assembly. Previously, voters cast their ballots largely along class and occupational lines. The region's historic constituency of farmers and rural workers now united behind those politicians, of whatever persuasion, whom they believed to be most capable of defending traditional industries. New constituencies concerned with the protection of the natural environment opposed them.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Volume 93
Issue Number 2
Page from 199
Page to 217
ISSN 0035-8762
Date Accessioned 2007-12-14
Date Available 2008-02-14T23:12:14Z
Language en_AU
Faculty Griffith Business School
Subject Economic History
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/16991
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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