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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Steering away to the south, Janszoon encountered hitherto uncharted land,
which he assumed to be part of New Guinea. It was in fact the western shore of
the Cape York peninsula on the Australian mainland, which Janzsoon then
The best that could be said was that Cape York possessed some land 'with good
soils for planting and sowing but, so far as we could observe, utterly destitute of
fresh water'.8 There seemed to be no justification for fitting out more expensive ...
... 415 Canning, George 77, 79, 90 Canton, China 257 Cape Barren Island,
Tasmanian Aborigines on 270 Cape Colony 100-101, 196, 248; as repository for
convicts 31-2, 163, 172, 185; under British rule 75, 92, 182 Cape of Good Hope 2
, 3, ...
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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
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The Land and the People
Matter of advantageous Return
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