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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therefore, the Report advocated subsidized emigration, but also the
establishment of 'responsible' government, in which the Governor was obliged to
select his government from the elected majority in the Legislative Assembly, as in
Amendments to the constitution would be acceptable, thus removing the Senate's
power to block them, but subject to strict conditions (a majority of electors in a
majority of states plus an overall national majority); but the equal number of ...
And in 1961 (general elections now running predictably to the constitutional three
-year pattern) the coalition majority was drastically reduced from 3 2 seats to 2,
and that due to the Queensland Labor Party (DLP) giving 85 per cent of ...
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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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