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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What was questioned was the fitness of any specific colonial society for such
government, and the dangers that might be involved in delegating powers.
Leading ... to the emancipists and free workers.19 The Colonial Office refused to
The colonial proposals were reviewed by the Colonial Office's legal advisers,
reporting to Frederic Rogers, then a Commissioner for Lands and Emigration,
later, when permanent under-secretary at the Colonial Office scornfully referred
to as ...
See H. L. Hall, Colonial Office: A History (London, 1937), and P. Knaplund,
James Stephen and the Colonial Office (Madison, 1953). The reorganization
under Bathurst is well described in J. H. Ritchie, Punishment and Profit (
Melbourne, 1970) ...
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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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