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‘So brave Etruria grew’
Dividing the Crown in early colonial New South Wales, 1808–10
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An examination of the first Great Seal of New South Wales during the usurpation later called The Rum Rebellion between 1808 and 1810 is revealing of the relationships between the Crown and the exercise of royal authority in settler-colonies, and of the evolving relationships between British sovereigns, their vice-regal representatives and loyal or rebellious subjects in overseas possessions. Reading great seals deputed as documents (rather than as antiquarian artefacts) allows the usurpation in New South Wales to be recontextualised within the development of settler societies after 1783, and eventually the invention of the dominions and then the Commonwealth realms of the twentieth century.

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