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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When patrols were sent off, they sometimes managed to break up a small party,
but absconding convicts and even discontented settlers made up the
bushrangers' numbers. Both settlers and bushrangers turned on the Aborigines,
much to ...
Anticipating a rapid increase in their flocks, new settlers laid claim to areas far in
excess of their immediate needs. The farmer John Robertson described how '
Messrs Addison and Murray' who arrived on the same day 'ran about putting up ...
The first settlers arrived in June 1829 and the capital was established at Perth.
From the beginning, the dice were loaded against the Swan River settlement.
Lying some 3,000 sea miles from Sydney, far from any hope of relief - the nearest
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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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