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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Howick, although with very little support, continued to argue for revising his local
government scheme which would give the councils only the right to criticize
legislation proposed by officials. The discussion continued without effect until ...
possibilities of conflict. Unlike the other colonies at the time, Victorian
governments were stable, with only two administrations between 1861 and 1868
(John O'Shanassy 1861-3, Sir James McCulloch, 1863-8). McCul- loch owed his
Given that Labor voters were committed to protection, such a combination made
sense, and this was duly implemented in Deakin's second ministry, which, with
Labor support, continued for three and a half years. As with the British Labour ...
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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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