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 key figure in the Executive Council was that of the colonial secretary, the
administrative head of government (to avoid confusion with the Secretary of State
for the Colonies, the Whitehall minister in charge, usually also known as the ...
Since income from sales and leases of 'Waste Lands' was by far the major source
of colonial revenue, ceding this to a ... That particular Lord Stanley had previously
been Mr E. G. G. S. Stanley, Whig Colonial Secretary for fourteen months in ...
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immigrants, South Australia 145 ... and Wentworth 157-8 Gladstone, W. E. 167-
8,279,286, 3 56; as Colonial Secretary 155, 165, 216; Queen Victoria and 262, ...
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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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