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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colony, with no established boundaries. Powerful black tribes pressed on the
frontiers, but the indigenous colonial population was a mixture of Khoikhoi - '
Hottentots' - and imported slaves, the present 'Coloureds'. Governor Bourke,
while in ...
After a rapid succession of three Governors General in as many years, the
definitive formula was established under Lord Elgin, in post between 1846 and
1851, the Maritime province of Nova Scotia being the first to have the principle of
International aerial communications, however, remained slow and expensive,
even after July 1938 when the first flying-boat service was established. Three
flights a week between Australia and Britain, in spacious machines, with
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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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