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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wartime administration and that his eventual replacement, John Curtin, was
anything but a natural leader in war. When Gerald Wilkinson, a British
intelligence agent, described Curtin as 'a small and parochial man and obviously
not equipped ...
An article under Curtin's signature appeared in the Melbourne Herald on 27
December 1941 (it was drafted by the Prime Minister's press secretary), claiming:
We look for a solid and impregnable barrier of the democracies against the three
During the campaign, Curtin began to qualify his famous comment about looking
to America for leadership 'free of any pangs as to our traditional links or kinship
with the United Kingdom'. 'Australia', he said, 'could not expect to hold ...
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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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