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BBC. (2021, August 25). The origins of the Industrial Revolution. BBC Bitesize.


Working conditions and responses

In this episode, Tony takes a deeper look into Quarry Bank Mill to discover what conditions the men, women and children all had to deal with when they worked there.




The economic developments of the 1800s saw the development of agrarian and handicraft economies in Europe and America transform into industrial urbanised ones.



Impact and social conditions

Lacking in regulation, oversight and, in some cases, basic knowledge of disease and how it’s spread, the lower class citizens and factory workers of this time lived in literal squalor.


Australia and the Industrial Revolution

Created by Luciana Cavallaro March 2022