Australia: A New History of the Great Southern Land
"Australia: A New History of the Great Southern Land is a major new account that places Australia's history fully within a global context, drawing on sources from the United States, Britain, South Africa, and Canada, as well as within Australia itself." "In a compelling narrative, acclaimed historian Frank Welsh traces the history of the land from scattered convict settlements to the formation of the Commonwealth of Australia in 1901 and on to today's thriving independent nation, exposing many national myths in the process. This book also explores the dark side of Australia's history: the long-continued "White Australia" policy, which bedeviled foreign policy for more than a century; the still-tortured official relationship with the Aboriginal peoples; the subordination of women; and the flaws in the constitution. Also examined is Australia's uneasy relationship with its Asian neighbors, and its isolation from Britain and the United States, its traditional allies."--BOOK JACKET.
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Abandoned as quite unworkable, 'a Governor's fancy', South Australia opted
instead for a conventional House of Assembly and Legislative Council, both
entirely elected, with a moderate property qualification imposed for the Council,
but with ...
Legislative Council was to be elected by men with a moderate property
qualification, with provision for rotating five-year retirement, the Assembly with a
complex but more flexible franchise requirement. No qualifications were required
to sit in ...
Subject to these provisos the new constitution would establish: (a) A Parliament,
to consist of two Houses, Namely, a States Assembly or Senate, and a National
Assembly or House of Representatives: the States Assembly to consist of ...
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Welsh (The Four Nations: A History of the United Kingdom ) likes to tackle big projects. Noting at the outset that he is in fact English, he writes effusively about Australia, citing UN indexes on ... Read full review
Terra Australis Nondum Cognita
The Land and the People
Matter of advantageous Return
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