By Robert Murray
Parliamentary executive in Victoria is now greater than a century and a part outdated. it's a tale of low and high lighting, idealistic commitment and self-serving manipulation, with many vibrant figures - yet over the a long time the advance of an exceptional culture of democratic carrier to a hard public with excessive expectancies. This e-book concisely describes the beginning within the 1850s of democratic, self sufficient govt and its development over fifteen a long time. This book is a paperback publication of 244 pages and contains many black and white political cartoons.
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Catholics held the fervent belief that religion should infuse the school day, not be an optional extra. Irish suspicion of any attempt of Protestant origin to water down a fullsome Catholicism reinforced this. Protestants, however, perceived Catholic schools as divisive, narrow and propagandist, ‘priests’ schools’. They bitterly resented attacks by Catholic bishops on ‘godless’ and ‘iniquitous and immoral’ state schools. In the highly sensitive election of 1872, the Catholic Archbishop Goold, of Melbourne, in a ‘pastoral admonition’ read from pulpits, called on Catholics to vote against candidates who had voted for ‘godless compulsory education’.
As this division widened, it increasingly threw the ‘Catholic vote’ – in as far as it could be distinguished – on the conservative side of politics. According to Serle, there were six Catholics in the first Assembly, as against thirty-five Anglicans, ten Independents (the dissenting denominations), seven Presbyterians and two Methodists. 6 Some twenty-eight members were English, sixteen were Irish (showing the disproportionate Anglo-Irish strength in the early elite), twelve were Scottish and four had been born in Australia.
He emigrated in 1852 and established a general store and wine and spirit merchant business in the soon plush Melbourne suburb of South Yarra. He was one of the jurors who acquitted the Eureka rebels and soon after became secretary of the Prahran Reform League and prominent among Melbourne’s radical speakers. He worked hard to hone and polish his oratory so that it became measured, deliberate and persuasive, less bellicosed, and class-conscious. Council reform, higher tariffs, a steep tax on big land owners and payment for parliamentarians became Berry’s great causes.