Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) was a poet, essayist, moralist, literary critic, biographer, editor but is best known for his Dictionary. This paper looks in his writings for evidence of the early stages of the Industrial Revolution in eighteenth century England.
Presented to the Annual Seminar of the Johnson Society of Australia, July 4 2015
By the 1820s and 1830s (some 50 years after European occupation) Indigenous Australians, particularly in areas outside the main towns, had worked out patterns of engagement with the European occupiers. This could involve working in timber cutting industries or as stockmen on remote properties.