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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6 Before the election Hawke had indicated that he would probably resign in a
third term, after one more election victory, leaving Paul Keating as the obvious
successor, a solution which Keating was prepared to accept. Relations between
Keating: Then you are gone. You are a banana republic.38 If a 'banana republic'
is taken to mean an economy which relies upon the export of primary
commodities to finance its trade, the description did in fact aptly describe
Australia. Industry ...
new flag, which would, according to Keating's speechwriter Don Watson, help 'it
to be universally understood that we were, as never before, on our own and that
the future depended on our having the courage to make radically new choices.
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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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