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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Cook, Banks and all eighteenth-century Europeans shared a similar
understanding of human history. Archbishop Ussher of Armagh had calculated
that the world and all that was in it was created in it on a Monday morning in
March 4004 bc.
To a great extent it was a clash of centuries. Macquarie, eighteen years the
senior, had a lifelong ambition to set up as a Highland patriatch on the island of
Mull; he remained a man with the habits of the eighteenth century (or even the ...
Nineteenth-century British governments proved embarrassingly ready to grant
self-government; the critical figures in Canadian constitutional progress are not
the rebels - Papineau, Riel or Mackenzie - but John Lambton ('Radical Jack'), the
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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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