This series explains the many important aspects of the colonial Economy of N.S.W. between 1788 and 1835. This present volume sets down over 14 essays on aspects of the colonial economy, ranging from a short review of the Van Diemen's Land Company - the second land grant coy in Australia - the AAC being the first, to a study of the writings of Professor Noel Butlin and the factors of economic growth in those important first 30 years of the colony and settlement in NSW. Some notable essays include an understanding of the Macquarie years that set a standard for economic development that became hard to follow. The many statutes enacted by Westminster Parliament in establishing the colony are examined as is the rise of the pastoralist and squatter in the colony. These entire special features of the economy helped set up the economic drivers that created such a successful economy.