Australia A New History of the Great Southern Land

ISBN-10: 1585678619
ISBN-13: 9781585678617
Edition: 2006
Authors: Frank Welsh
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Description: 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Overlook Press, The
Publication date: 7/29/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 768
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 2.046

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.

List of Illustrations and Maps
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Terra Australis Nondum Cognita
Terra Nullius?
The Land and the People
'Matter of advantageous Return'
The New Australians
'The Finest Harbour in the Universe'
'The Dread of Perishing by Famine'
'The Disordered and Helpless'
An Irish Parenthesis
Mr Boston's Sow
Pure Bred Merinos
'A long era of opulence and peace'
'Kind ruler, husband, father, friend - What more can human nature blend?'
Whigs and Tories
'A body of really respectable Settlers'
'A perfect martinet'
A Letter from Sydney
'People whose proprietary title to the soil we have not the slightest grounds for disputing'
Occupied Notices
'The moral Governor of the world will hold us accountable'
The Black War
'Persons of violent uncontrollable passions'
Batman's Colony
Real Black Gentlemen
'The whole of New Holland'
A Nonconformist Eden
Moreton Bay and Places North
Representative Government
'Extravagant and absurd pretensions'
'If you wouldn't become a kangaroo'
A Convenient Change of Nomenclature
'Extreme inconvenience and loss'
The Systematic Violation of the Law
The Capacity to Govern Themselves
'The freedom and the institutions of the mother country'
Victoria Victorious
Gold
Eureka
The Transition to Responsible Government
New South Wales
Cocky Farmers
'Constitution-tinkering is here continual'
South Australia
Tasmania
Queensland
Exploration and Expansion
Waiting 'for something to turn up'
South Australia's Delusions of Grandeur
'They must act in the matter as they please'
'A happy application of good sense'
Federation
Colonial Quarrels
'The magnitude of their ideas is appalling'
The Federal Council
The Great Depression
A Second Commonwealth
Republicans and Nationalists
The True History of the Kelly Gang
Sport
'What will it cost us to join?'
'To assist and explain'
War
The Commonwealth Feels its Way
'That's the Empire ... And that's what I'm painting'
'A working man's paradise'
Votes for Women
A Two-Party System
Defence
War and Peace
'The liberties of the smaller nations'
What, it might be asked, was it all for?
'That's about the size of it, Mr President'
Setting the Mould
Labor's Death Wish
Bridges and Bowlers
Recovery
The Far East is our Near North
Ambling Along
The Second World War and its Aftermath
A Public Lynching
The Home Front
Foreign Affairs
Menzies is Back
Australia in Asia
The Shadows of Vietnam
A Third Force
New Alliances
'Konfrontasi'
Menzies' Big Mistake
The Second Eleven
'Smoothing the pillow of a dying race'
It's Time
Crashing Through and Out
Was the Ref. Fixed?
Britain Declares Independence
The Liberals Return
New Labor
At Last
The Coalition Strikes Back
Australian and British rulers
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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