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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It was not, however, Curtin who began the pressure to withdraw Australian-
troops from the Middle East, which was started by Menzies and reinforced by
Fadden on 16 September 1941, the day after Stalin had - quite impossibly -
asked for ...
In March 1942, after a dogged resistance (in stark contrast to that offered by the
British in Singapore) the American and Filipino troops still holding out in Bataan
and Corregidor surrendered to the Japanese. Their commander, MacArthur, was
Although there were no American troops nearby at the time, Stalin agreed to
Korea being divided at the 39th parallel between a Russian and American zone.
A subsequent United Nations commission was denied permission to observe ...
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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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