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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One long, costly and unnecessary burden was added to the new settlement by
Phillip's instructions for Norfolk Island to be occupied. Cook, impressed by its
magnificent pines, had reported favourably on this unprepossessing piece of rock
The balance was drastically changed in that year by the arrival of more than 500
colonists removed from Norfolk Island, where the settlement had fallen victim to
the constant confusion in British official minds regarding their New South Wales ...
a tempting appearance'; and like any English yeoman, Walter continued to defy
the authorities when he believed that they were wrong.27 A similar account of an
island family was given by Captain McTaggart, wrecked off King Island in 1843.
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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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Matter of advantageous Return
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