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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But if the United States was never seen in Australia as a threat, European nations
certainly were. With a much weaker strategic rationale than that of the United
States, France was disturbing the other side of the Pacific in south-east Asia.
Certainly Pearce's assessment, made in July 1922 was perceptive: We are of
European race. Our fathers came from Europe: we have grown up to think as
Europeans, and our interests have been centred in that group of nations from
which our ...
Certainly, nearly three quarters of a million 'New Australians' arrived in the first
five years, half of whom were British, the remainder coming from other European
countries, preferably from the north to conform with Calwell's prejudices but also,
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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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