A New History of the Great Southern Land

Book - 2006
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From the publisher's description: "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; the flaws in the constitution. Also examined is Australia's uneasy relationship with its Asian neighbors and isolation from Britain and the United States, its traditional allies."
Publisher: Woodstock, NY : Overlook Press, 2006
ISBN: 9781585676927
Characteristics: xxxviii, 719 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 24 cm


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