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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The dynamics of newcomers as a group were complex. All of them had been
removed from their normal habitat; the marines to become convict guards on
shore, and the convicts themselves, uprooted from country villages or the
warrens of ...
In particular, it would not be 'judicious, unless under very peculiar circumstances,
to select convicts [Lord Bathurst clearly meant former convicts] for the off1ce of
magistrates'. Nevertheless, Macquarie went ahead and appointed to the bench ...
accompanied by an increase in the number of secondary offences committed by
convicts. Not that the increase was proportionate to the increased convicted
population; the distinguished Australian historian A. G. L. Shaw calculated that
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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
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