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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By 1886 French rule had been imposed on Annam and Tonkin, while French
hegemony was recognized in those parts of the Siamese empire now called Laos
and Cambodia. A slice of the world bigger than France itself passed under
'That's the Empire . . . And that's what I'm painting' The Commonwealth was
inaugurated on 1 January 1901, with the blessing of old Queen Victoria, born
when Lachlan Macquarie governed New South Wales, and crowned in the year ...
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Phillip: His Voyaging (Melbourne, 1987). Botany Bay Mirages (Carlton, 1994).
and Samson, J. (eds.), Pacific Empires (Vancouver, 1999). Gale, G. F., and
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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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