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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Accurately reckoning that Calwell would not survive the next election,
Ambassador Clark thought better of his likely successor Gough (the President
was told to pronounce it 'Guff') Whitlam, 'well educated, and moderate', but
calculated that in ...
Reading the situation much more accurately, Gough Whitlam, as leader of the
opposition, sent a telegram to the Chinese Premier Chou En-lai, proposing a visit
to 'discuss terms on which your country is interested in having trade and ...
Sir John Kerr had been appointed Governor General by Whitlam himself, and a
mere eighteen months previously (u July ... notoriously blunt, would have had all
concerned on his viceregal carpet), but Gough Whitlam had made a poor choice
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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
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