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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The point the Commonwealth Government desires to emphasize most strongly is
this, that consultation with the Dominions ought to take place before any action is
taken or irrevocable decision is made by Britain, as then and then only can our ...
Menzies lost no time in making his own position clear; on 27 April, days after
taking office, he wrote: Britain's peace is precious to us because her peace is
ours. If she is at war we are at war - defending our own shores. I cannot have a
Once the last colonial obligation in the region, the defence of Malaysia, had been
discharged, Britain would be in no position to offer Australia much in the way of
protection. Worse, Britain seemed about to abandon the remaining commercial ...
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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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