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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In the neighbouring colony of South Australia the capital, Adelaide, founded eight
years after Perth, already had a population more than twice the size of that of the
whole of Western Australia, boasting a theatre, two grammar schools and a ...
Western Australia had shared the other colonies' prosperity to only a very limited
extent and felt its isolation, indeed eventually developing its own separatist
movement. When the Union Bank of Australia first considered opening a Perth
Another gold rush began in 1887, which gave the colony access to the London
capital market - during the great bank collapses of 1896-7 Western Australia was
the only Australian colony able to raise funds in London. Coolgardie, 350 miles ...
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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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