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.
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They had in mind something like the United States Senate, which at that time was
elected collegiately rather than by popular vote (that came about in 1 9 1 3 ); but
at the same time the example of the British House of Lords was before them.
To governments, the Senate's powers were more annoying in that, unlike the
House of Lords, the Australian Senate could claim a degree of democratic
authority, being elected by direct popular vote; but the degree was affected by the
the mining corporations, backed the Bill, while Aboriginal interests were
vociferously opposed to it, encouraged by many Churches, and some lawyers
aware that the Bill might infringe the Racial Discrimination Act. It was for the
Senate to ...
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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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