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In a compelling narrative, acclaimed historian Frank Welsh traces the history of the land from scattered convict settlements today's thriving independent nation. A probing and engaging history of Australia--the most comprehensive and up-to-date account of one the world's most rapidly developing countries.

Table of Contents

Australia List of Illustrations and Maps

Acknowledgements

Introduction

1. Terra Australis Nondum Cognita

Terra Nullius?

The Land and the People

'Matter of advantageous Return'

2. 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?'

3. 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'

4. 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

5. 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

6. The Capacity to Govern Themselves

'The freedom and the institutions of the mother country'

Victoria Victorious

Gold

Eureka

| 7. The Transition to Responsible Government

New South Wales

Cocky Farmers

'Constitution-tinkering is here continual'

South Australia

Tasmania

Queensland

8. 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'

9. 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

10. 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

11. 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

12. The Second World War and its Aftermath

A Public Lynching

The Home Front

Foreign Affairs

Menzies is Back

Australia in Asia

13. The Shadows of Vietnam

A Third Force

New Alliances

'Konfrontasi'

Menzies' Big Mistake

The Second Eleven

'Smoothing the pillow of a dying race'

14. It's Time

Crashing Through and Out

Was the Ref. Fixed?

Britain Declares Independence

The Liberals Return

New Labor

At Last

15. The Coalition Strikes Back

Appendix: Australian and British rulers

Notes

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781585676927
Author:
Welsh, Frank
Publisher:
Overlook Press
Subject:
Ancient - General
Subject:
World - General
Subject:
Australia & New Zealand - General
Subject:
Australia & New Zealand - Australia
Subject:
History
Subject:
Australia
Subject:
Australia & Oceania
Subject:
Australia History.
Subject:
World History-Australia and New Zealand
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B-Hardcover
Publication Date:
20060131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
768
Dimensions:
9.08x6.35x1.92 in. 2.39 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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