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affluent society

affluent society  

A society in which material wealth is widely distributed; often with allusion to the book of that title (1958) by the American economist John Kenneth Galbraith.
American Bankers' Association

American Bankers' Association  

(ABA).Organized at a meeting of bankers in Saratoga Springs, New York, in 1875, the American Bankers' Association is one of the oldest national trade associations, engaged in lobbying, public ...
Archibald Grenfell Price

Archibald Grenfell Price  

(1892–1977) and his son(1920– ),respectively geographer and demographer, have both made substantial contributions to historical scholarship. ‘Archie’ taught at St Peter's College, Adelaide, where he ...
Australian Labor Party

Australian Labor Party  

(ALP)is the oldest political party in Australia. Its origins lie in the formation of electoral organisations by trade unionists and socialists from the late 1880s. The defeat of the ...
automation

automation  

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The use of automatic machinery and systems, particularly those manufacturing or data‐processing systems which require little or no human intervention in their normal operation. During the 19th ...
B.A. Santamaria

B.A. Santamaria  

Born in Melbourne in 1915 of Italian immigrants, B. A. (‘Bob’) Santamaria (1915–98) won a scholarship to study law at Melbourne University from 1932. He joined the Campion Society to ...
banking

banking  

A system of trading in money which involved safeguarding deposits and making funds available for borrowers, banking developed in the Middle Ages in response to the growing need for credit in ...
banking and finance

banking and finance  

Encouraged by Alexander Hamilton, Robert Morris persuaded the Continental Congress to charter the Bank of North America in 1781. It lent money to the cash-strapped Revolutionary government as well as ...
Bernard Baruch

Bernard Baruch  

(1870–1965)US industrialist and financier, the respected adviser of presidents from Wilson to Eisenhower. In World War I he served on the Council of National Defense and was the successful Chairman ...
Bertram Sydney Barnsdale Stevens

Bertram Sydney Barnsdale Stevens  

(1889–1973),premier, was a NSW public servant who entered parliament as a Nationalist MLA in 1927. He became state leader of the United Australia Party in 1932, won the election ...
bodyline

bodyline  

In cricket, persistent short-pitched fast bowling on the leg side, threatening the batsman's body, especially as employed by England in the Ashes series in Australia in 1932–3.
Brisbane

Brisbane  

Is the capital of the State of Queensland and the third-largest city in Australia. Mi-an-jin, the bend of the Brisbane River now constituting the central business district of Brisbane, was ...
California

California  

It is estimated that approximately 300,000 Native Americans inhabited the area now know as California before Spanish explorers arrived in search of wealth. On September 28, 1542, an expedition led ...
Calvin Coolidge

Calvin Coolidge  

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(1872–1933)US Republican statesman, 30th President of the USA (1923–29). Highly popular personally, he was seen as an embodiment of thrift, caution, and honesty in a decade when corruption in public ...
Charity Organization Movement.

Charity Organization Movement.  

The charity organization movement was a late nineteenth-century philanthropic reform that sought to bring rich and poor together even as the forces of immigration, industrialization, and urbanization ...
Congress of Industrial Organizations.

Congress of Industrial Organizations.  

John L. Lewis of the United Mine Workers (UMW) and other unionists created the Committee for Industrial Organization (CIO) in November 1935, as a means of encouraging industrial unionism within ...
CSIRO

CSIRO  

(Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation)was founded in the midst of World War I by Prime Minister Hughes, who was impressed by Germany's technological might and wanted to create ...
dairy industry

dairy industry  

Down to the late 17th century cattle were valued in Ireland primarily for their milk rather than their beef‐producing qualities. From earliest times, milk and dairy products had occupied a ...
Democratic Party

Democratic Party  

One of the two main political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican party, which follows a broadly liberal program, tending to support social reform and minority rights.[...]
Depression

Depression  

The financial and industrial slump of 1929 and subsequent years, also known as the Great Depression.

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