Talk:New England New State Movement

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The Wiki low ranking is quite incorrect for a movement that ran for such a long time and had such significant regional and national effects. However, to properly upgrade this page is quite a big task while meeting Wiki standards for so much of the historical material on the movement is in in the form of theses. There is also a problem that the Wikipedia material on key people and events linked in some way with the movement is either poor or non-existent.

Over the next month or so I will have a go at upgrading this entry and creating or upgrading supporting entries so that readers can get something of a pciture.--Jim Belshaw (talk) 09:40, 23 January 2010 (UTC)

Thank you for taking initiative. I added a couple of references to the article. More can be found here. My understanding is that the movement was once known as the Tamworth Armidale Independence Movement as well. Gobonobo T C 23:46, 23 January 2010 (UTC)

I hadn't heard of that name, Gobono. I know most of the names, but that's new.

I suppose I should put a caveat up, too. My family has been involved with the new state movement for over ninety years! I was on the executive for a period as the rep of the University of New England New State Society. I make this point so that people can judge my biases. --Jim Belshaw (talk) 07:32, 27 January 2010 (UTC)

I have begun publishing my PhD thesis on the life of David Drummond up to 1942. This includes detailed discussion of the history of the New England Movement. The link can be found here http://newenglandhistory.blogspot.com/2010/06/decentralisation-development-and-decent.htmlJim Belshaw (talk) 02:30, 7 July 2010 (UTC)