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Colonial Technology Science and the Transfer of Innovation to Australia

by Jan Todd

  • ISBN: 9780521461382
  • ISBN10: 0521461383

Colonial Technology Science and the Transfer of Innovation to Australia

by Jan Todd

  • List Price: $140.00
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Cambridge Univ Pr
  • Publish date: 09/01/1995
  • ISBN: 9780521461382
  • ISBN10: 0521461383
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Description: Technological Change is at the heart of much industrial and economic development, but the conversion of scientific and technical research into economic success stories is not automatic. Australia has always imported overseas technology, largely out of necessity, but has this been exploitative, fostering a relationship of dependence, or used to Australia's advantage? This book explores such questions in the context of nineteenth-century Australian science. In her important study, Jan Todd argues that the situation was far more complex than has been widely acknowledged. In the context of on-going debates, she shows that technology systems reflect national characteristics, institutions and priorities, drawing general conclusions about Australian science and technology in an imperial context. Much of the book is devoted to two fascinating cases of technology transfer, that is, importing technology from one country to another. The first looks at the transfer of anthrax vaccination, a French innovation, into the pastoral industry, mainly in New South Wales. The second considers the transfer of the cyanide process of gold extraction, which originated in Britain, into the mining industry across Australia. In both cases, considering a range of economic, political and cultural factors, she traces a process of creative adaptation to these technologies.
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