WHAT ABOUT A HEMP COLONY?
One of Australia's first exports was European hemp. Initial testing went well and Australia proved itself worthy to supply the King with clothing and rope. MORE
THE WILLIAMS REPORT
1808 to 1814 saw a crisis in the hemp industry. War had caused a severe shortage of cordage and sails needed to fight. Australia was in a great position to help save the day. MORE
THE BIGGE REPORT
Then came the Bigge report. J.T. Bigge's reports were extremely valuable. He came into conflict with Macquarie largely because the views of the English authorities and those of Macquarie were completely opposed. MORE
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