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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individual rights, this was paralleled in democracies only by the McCarthyite
hysteria in the United States, but it said much for the Australian people's broad
tolerance that similar witch-hunts did not occur in the Commonwealth, and
indeed the ...
When presented with what seemed a fait accompli, a draft United States/Japan
peace treaty which did not include what Spender considered to be sufficient
protection against the Japanese re-armament, the Australian foreign minister
With both the United States and Britain refusing to be involved, Australia
reluctantly conceded that 'from the past response of the United States and from
our knowledge of the probability that the United States will not give military
assistance to ...
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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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