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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When Macquarie arrived on 1 January 1810 with the blessing of Joseph Banks (
which provided a sort of apostolic succession from the first landing at Botany Bay
twenty-two years previously), his instructions emphasized his responsibilities as ...
Macquarie increased the duties and appropriated the greater part to a Police
Fund, which was also responsible for building and repairing quays, roads and
bridges and was now placed under the efficient rule of the indispensable D'Arcy ...
M. H. Ellis, John Macarthur, 421. 43. HRA, series 1, vol. 8, p. 134. 44. For
Macquarie's instructions, see HRA, series 1, vol. 7, pp. 190 ff. Shaw, Convicts,
chap. 4, has an excellent account of Macquarie's policies. 45. Arago was
Freycinet's artist, ...
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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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