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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Australia's policy of allowing governments only three-year terms necessitated
another Federal election in May 191 3, which Labor narrowly lost. Ungrateful for
the social benefits Fisher's government had produced, many voters objected to ...
The December general election of 1922 modelled future Australian politics for
years. Apathy was widespread, with so low a turnout as to provoke the institution
of compulsory voting before the next election. Labor remained unelectable: one ...
You may remember that in the 1963 election the swing to the Liberal Party was
almost wholly confined to New South Wales, where we won seven seats. But
what really happened is that we got Menzies' Catholics in 1963 for the first time in
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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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