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 this way a chain of safe havens was available to Portuguese sailors, from the
coast of Brazil to the furthest Indies. Another agreement with Spain was needed
to settle the line of demarcation in the east to match that in the west agreed at ...
On 7 October Cook sighted the east coast of New Zealand, and spent the next six
months preparing a detailed hydrographic survey of the two islands. Lord
Chatham could be satisfied that New Zealand was saved from the French (who
Between Brisbane on the east and Geraldton on the west coast lies
approximately the same distance as between Cork and the Caspian Sea, or
between Los Angeles and the North Carolina coast. Present-day Australia is
bound together by ...
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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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