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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Barton and Deakin, protectionists both, saw an answer in Imperial preference;
that goods coming from Britain and the other dominions, which represented
nearly three-quarters of Australian imports, should be admitted at lower rates
than those ...
Australians had generally welcomed the American success in the war with Spain
that established the United States as a Pacific imperial power. With Hawaii and
the Philippines, Anglo-Saxon influence of that ocean seemed surely established.
... (Billy) 298, 334, 363-4, 451; and 1929 election 394-5; as Attorney General 3 54
, 355, 364; First World War 366, 373-5, 379-81; and impending war (1930s) 417,
420; at Imperial Conferences 360, 377-8; and Lloyd George (1916) 371-3. 374.
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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
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