Drafts

Introduction

Sections

1 Making a name

Henry Gyles Turner

2 Power

McCulloch’s political machine

This section is a summary that should grow as more instances are found. Examples may be incorporated into the body, leaving an introduction and conclusion about the methods McCulloch adopted to win elections.

Then there were the ways McCulloch organised his confederates.

Then there were the ways he dealt with enemies outside Parliament.

Then there were the ways McCulloch dealt with his enemies in the Legislative Assembly.

Then there were the ways McCulloch dealt with his enemies in the Legislative Council.

Then there were the ways he dealt with the vice regal establishment.

Then there were the ways he dealt with Whitehall.

Then there were the ways he dealt with other colonies, especially NSW.

1856 election

1857 Novice politician

1858 political reform

1859 Treasurer. First ministry

1860 transition to power

1864 election

1865 popular politics

1868 Loyal Liberals

1869 politics of destruction

1871 fall

3 Finance

1866 Verdon’s mission

1867 London money market

4 Statism

1861 spruiks graving dock

5 Manufacturing consent and identity

Larrikins

6 Legacy

1852

What were the steps that McCulloch took to evolve his vision of Victoria?

Did McCulloch arrive in Victoria with any skills and understandings that he later exhibited?

What were the skills of a mature McCulloch?

  1. Brinkmanship
  2. Ruthlessness
  3. Mental toughness
  4. Privacy/secretiveness
  5. Political connections

What were the understandings of a mature McCulloch?

  1. Secularism
  2. Free trade
  3. Democracy
  4. Constitutionalism
  5. Education
  6. Rule of law
  7. Geopolitics
  8. Social control
  9. Politics of fear
  10. Lobbying
  11. Finance

1862

McCulloch’s enemies’ resources

1871

1871 01

McCulloch’s 1871 Mornington Address — What Victorians understood McCulloch to have said

1871 02

Reactions to McCulloch’s Mornington Address, 1871

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