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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'Heads of the Plan for Botany Bay in New South Wales' suggested: country which
by the fertility and the salubrity of the climate, connected with the remoteness of
its situation (from whence it was hardly possible for persons to return without ...
Might it not be that at Botany Bay 'the perfection of the present race of men
appeared on the most enlarged view destined to be consummated', peopled with
beings who 'would be an ornament to human nature', and where soon 'broad
Lord Auckland, 'Discourse on Punishment', reproduced in J. J. Auchmuty, Voyage
of Governor Phillip to Botany Bay (Sydney, 1969), 339 ff. For Banks's responses,
see Carter, Sir Joseph Banks, 164 ff. For the proposals, see HRNSW, vol. 1, pt.
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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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