New Australia (1892 - c. 1905)
- c. 1905
- Political Movement
Following the defeat of the labour movement in the great strikes of the early 1890s, a despondant William Lane formed the New Australia Movement, with the intention of starting a utopoian socialist settlement on land in Paraguay.
The settlements suffered considerable hardship and internal divisions (a number, led by Lane, established a break-away settlement near-by at Cosme). Some settlers returned to Australia but a number remained.
- Webb, Sidney and Beatrice, 'Extract', in Austin, A.G. (ed.), The Webbs' Australian Diary 1898, 1898. Image PDF Details
- 'Objectives of New Australia, November 1892', New Australia (Wagga Wagga), vol. 1, no. 1, 19 November 1892. Transcript HTML Transcript PDF Details
- 'Objectives of New Australia, December 1892', New Australia (Wagga Wagga), vol. 1, no. 2, 17 December 1892. Transcript HTML Transcript PDF Details
- Gilmore, Mary Jane, 'Colonia Cosme; the New Australia experiment', Daily Telegraph (Sydney), 5 November 1902. Image PDF Details
- Lane, William, 'New Australia', The Worker [Queensland] (Brisbane), 24 August 1890. Image PDF Details
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