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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However, with the demonstration that good pastoral lands might be found north of
the existing settlement, interest quickened. New South Wales, to whom the
territory had ostensibly belonged ever since Cook's original proclamation, was in
Nearer home, Senator Pearce was rather more successful in the Northern
Territory. Its population was overwhelmingly Aboriginal, although there were no
accurate records of these; the white population consisted only of 739 men and
was averted by Judge Portus's decision in February 1948, on the application to
the Commonwealth Conciliation and Arbitration Commission, that any '
interference' with the administration of the Northern Territory would 'not be
justified as the ...
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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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