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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solve the question by agreeing, in October 1907, an Anglo-French condominium
of the islands, and the end of transportation by France to the Pacific.19 Australian
defence against aggression or contamination by escaped or released convicts ...
Although Henry Parkes had hung his 1889 Tenterfield speech on the peg of
defence, nineteenth-century Australian governments were slow to expand their
own fighting services. In 1884, when the colonial militia was first organized, there
The American defeat in Vietnam and Nixon's Guam declaration spelled the end
of the forward defence policy, where Australia's front line was South East Asia.
The ANZUS treaty, as reinterpreted by America, offered little protection against
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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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Matter of advantageous Return
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