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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As free settlers emerged - mainly ex-marines and emancipists - who could make
a success of farming, within two years the island was able to export grain to
Sydney. In spite of constant difficulties with the New South Wales Corps who
'Bushrangers' - 'the banditti of Van Diemen's Land' - outlaws who lived off the
land by theft and violence, who later became an almost heroic icon of Australian
myth - formed a real hazard to Van Diemen's Land settlers. The authorities could
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 ...
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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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