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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Legally, any proposed Australian constitution had to be validated by the
Westminster Parliament and a delegation was therefore invited to London in
order 'to assist and explain' to the Colonial Office and to Parliament during the
passage of ...
Then it was Melbourne's turn when, as the home of the first Commonwealth
Parliaments until a new capital was identified, the Duke and Duchess of York
inaugurated its first session on 9 May. The Duke had a fair idea of what to expect,
Agreement was eventually reached in September 1902, only days before the
ending of the first Parliament's first session and the initial compromise proved too
low to finance the costs of government; but the same day that the new tariff was ...
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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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