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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westwards until he either 'encountered the continent above mentioned' or should
'fall in with the Eastern side of the Land discovered by Tasman and now called
New Zealand'. The Admiralty instructions were clearly drafted and obeyed to the
Thus can Queensland squatters get their sheep shorn with Victorian bayonets;
South Australian bullets arbitrate with Victorian dock-labourers; while New
Zealand gatlings and Tasmanian Nordenfeldts would be a strong argument to
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See also M. Moore, 'New Zealand,' New Federalist (No. 1, 1998), who identified
New Zealand's own expansionist ambitions, race and economic competition as
factors leading to New Zealand's decision not to join. For an overview see G.
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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
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