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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By 1862, 62 per cent of the assisted emigrants to Southern Australia were
English and Welsh, and 24 per cent Irish; in neighbouring Victoria the proportions
were 44 per cent and 30 per cent and in Western Australia 47 per cent and 40
In the November 1958 general election the party polled 9.4 per cent, bringing the
ALP down to 42.8 per cent with the coalition at 46.5 per cent. Not that the
allocation of seats reflected these figures, for the preferential voting system was ...
Inflation, at 1 5 per cent under Labor, dropped to less than 10 per cent,
unemployment fell, and public spending as a proportion of GDP was reduced, a
difficult task for any government: but the percentage of government spending
devoted 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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