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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More than any other factor, modern Australian political life has been defined and
characterized by the existence of the Labor Party. In spite of numerous splits, and
long absences from office, the Labor Party, often with a fresh complexion, has ...
perhaps not quite as described, 'a mob of disgruntled, wire-whiskered bushies',
the Country Party was inevitably pragmatist, ... The electoral advantage given to
non-Labor parties was reinforced by the unyielding monolithic nature of the ...
In the general election due in May 1954, a few weeks after Petrov's defection, the
coalition won a majority of seats in the House of Representatives, although the
Labor Party actually gained more votes. Evatt, who had been showing signs of ...
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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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