In Part II of our adventure with Edward Gibbon Wakefield we follow as he leaves prison, picks up his pen, and chases a new goal: Revolutionizing British systems of colonization. Did people listen to a convicted felon? Were his dreams of colonizing Australia and New Zealand successful? And which half of his life is better remembered today? Join us as we conclude his story.
Podcasters: Christine and Elizabeth
Edward R. Kittrell, ‘Wakefield's Scheme of Systematic Colonization and Classical Economics’ The American Journal of Economics and Sociology 32:1 (Jan 1973) pp. 87-111.
Edward Gibbon Wakefield, The Founders of Canterbury: Being Letters from the Late Edward Gibbon Wakefield to the Late John Robert Godley and to the Other Well-Known Helpers in the Foundation of the Settlement of Canterbury in New Zealand, Ed. Edward Jerningham Wakefield, New Zealand: Stevens and Co., 1868.
Edward Gibbon Wakefield, A View on the Art of Colonization, With Present Reference to the British Empire; In Letters Between a Statesman and a Colonist, Ontario: Batoche Books Limited, 2001.
Edward Gibbon Wakefield and Robert Gouger, A Letter from Sydney, the Principal Town of Australasia, London: Joseph Cross, 1829.
Below is an article calling to memorialize Edward Gibbon Wakefield from the October 21, 1908 edition of the Otago Witness, a bi-weekly New Zealand newspaper. (click to enlarge):
Above: Edward in the prime of life
Below: An older Edward with his beloved dogs
Music by Kevin MacLeod (www.incompetech.com)
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