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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Whitlam was a middle-class intellectual, from an urban middle-class family,
himself a barrister, with six books to his credit before 1971, a rare phenomenon in
Australian Labor, who might well have appeared to be more comfortable in the ...
When in September 1973 a restive Labor Caucus resolved to call a referendum
giving Canberra the authority to regulate prices - a resolution mandatory on the
government - Whitlam managed to link the question with a concurrent
Labor sentiment would instinctively support the right of the Timorese to decide
their own future, a privilege which so signally had been denied the people of
West Irian, and which while in opposition, Whitlam had established as party
policy, but ...
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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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