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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Forming the frontier between New South Wales and Victoria for most of its length,
before flowing through South Australia to enter the sea near Adelaide, and
passing as it does through extensive farming districts, the Murray should have
been a ...
Victoria reached an agreement on the Murray trade, on condition that goods
coming upriver from South Australia could be taxed on entry to Victoria. This neat
stitch-up, in 1867, naturally aroused indignation in both South Australia and ...
... 104, 111; work gangs 164, 166, see also Tasmania (from 1842) Vaucluse Bay
50 Vaucluse House 50, 55 venereal disease 44 Venus, Transit of (1769) 11
Vestey family 414, 492, 505-6 Vestey, Lord 506 Victoria xvi, xx, 127, 128-9, 200-
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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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