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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the Murray River trade. Forming the frontier between New South Wales and
Victoria for most of its length, before flowing through South Australia to enter the
sea near Adelaide, and passing as it does through extensive farming districts, the
One contentious issue overshadowed all others in the first years of Federation
and has continued to plague Australia ever since - protection versus free trade.
On the one hand, new Australian industries needed shelter from cheaper imports,
Indeed, Menzies back in office was less generous than had been the Labor
government; as soon as the Australian balance of trade was affected by the
collapse of wool prices, import controls were immediately imposed, across the
board, 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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