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Matthew C. Hendley

African veldt and Australian outback. This would not only reduce the number of citizens competing for scarce employment in Great Britain but would also create prosperity by generating profits overseas which could be channelled back into purchasing British goods. Conservative support for Empire migration also reflected uneasiness over the increasingly urban nature of the British population and their desire ‘to restore rural life and values’.75 The Primrose League promoted the ideals of Empire settlement. Numerous articles pointed to the unsettled rural areas of Australia

in Rethinking right-wing women