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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What minor disagreements emerged were glossed over, and the informal
meeting transformed itself into a Federation Convention, agreeing to assemble a
twelvemonth later, to prepare a draft constitution. Accordingly, in March 1891
half an hour's discussion', while Sir Harrison Moore, author of The Constitution of
the Commonwealth of Australia, thought a deadlock 'a contingency so remote as
hardly to be within the range of practical politics'. And should such a ...
... and Victorian constitution 265, see also Bathurst, Lord; Glenelg, Lord; Grey, 3rd
Earl; Stephen, James colonial policy 91-3, 99, 168, 285-6, 304; and Australian
acquisitions 279; and Australian federal constitution 303; colonial constitutions ...
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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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