Historical information

Written in 1872, the author examines strikes, economics, industrial relations and conciliation.


The author is a former governor of Victoria, politician and a freemason. The book is relevant to working conditions in Britain at the time of publication.

Physical description

Hardback; brown cover with gold and black ornamentation; 296 pages.

Inside cover: Regulations for Visitors and Subscribers to the Ballaarat Public Library has been affixed - stamped with "CANCELLED" in red.

Inscriptions & markings

Spine: number 54; author's name and title in gold embossed lettering.