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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Three years later the Scot, Angus McMillan, who had only arrived in the colony
the preceding year, began his exploration of the extreme south-east of the
continent, and by 1840 had established claims on the shores of Lake Wellington.
The year 1943 also saw the first woman senator, Dame Dorothy Tangney; thirty
years later, in 1973, there were still only two women in the Senate, Dames Nancy
Buttfield and Margaret Guilfoyle, both Liberals. In 1979, when Margaret Thatcher
... but at least a workable majority in the lower house - 67 of the 125 seats,
although the Senate remained in coalition hands.1 The Whitlam government was
much less successful than its later British counterpart in adjusting to the possible.
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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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