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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The half century after the first Australian responsible governments were
established saw widespread changes in the Asian-Pacific region. Some alarm
had already been manifested in 1839 when two American warships, with
intentions entirely ...
Royal Navy, and Admiral Beatty himself admitted that 'If Japan seized the
opportunity of aggressive action in the Pacific at a time when the situation at
Home was threatened from another quarter, reinforcements capable of dealing
with the ...
President Roosevelt, although not impressed by the arguments, conceded that a
Pacific War Council 'with a fancy name' could be formed 'if it would make
anybody happy'.35 Curtin welcomed the news, declaring that 'Australia would
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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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