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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I have never heard of any luxuriant pastures of the natural growth of New South
Wales at all fitted for the pasturage of sheep till I read of them in Captain
Macarthur's statement, nor did I ever see such in that country.31 Nor was Sir
Joseph taken ...
For a year Johnston, succeeded first by Colonel Foveaux, then by Colonel
Paterson, took over the government with Macarthur as colonial secretary. Bligh
was kept a prisoner until February 1 809, thereafter winning control of a naval
ship, HMS ...
... Qld 23 5 Macao 3, 276 MacArthur, General Douglas 436-7, 455 Macarthur,
Edward 157, 224 Macarthur, Elizabeth 69 Macarthur, Hannibal 157 Macarthur,
James 123, 151, 157, 192, 218; and NSW constitution 196-7, 217; Petition
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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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