United Kingdom Study Tour 2006.
The historical settlement of Australia took place in the context of the Industrial Revolution in the UK. To understand colonial settlement and industry, it is necessary to be familiar with this background.
In 2006 Ted Higginbotham took the opportunity to visit a broad range of historical and industrial sites in the UK.
Copper and Tin Mining.
Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape (WH).
Working Cornish Engine Houses at Camborne and Levant, Cornwall (NT).
Iron and Steel.
Ironbridge Museum, Shropshire.
Blaenavon Ironworks, S. Wales (WH).
Gladstone Pottery, The Potteries, Staffs.
Cotton and Textiles.
Styal Mill, Manchester (NT).
Queen Street Mill, Burnley.
New Lanark, Scotland (WH).
Saltaire, Yorkshire (WH).
Port Sunlight, near Liverpool.
Major Museum Collections.
Science Museum, London.
Manchester Museum of Science and Industry. See Industrial archaeology.
National Railway Museum, York.
Weald and Downland Museum, W. Sussex.
Royal Naval Dockyard, Portsmouth.
Albert Docks, Liverpool.
WH - World Heritage listed
NT - National Trust
Ironbridge, Shropshire. The first iron bridge,
built in 1779, lies at the heart of Ironbridge Museum.