Great Southern Land : A New History of Australia

By: Welsh, Frank

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Book Condition: Fine


720 pages. Multiple copies of this title available. Remainder mark. Boards have no wear, rubbing or soiling. Edges of dust jacket have light bumping. Pages are clean and unmarked and in excellent condition. Frank Welsh's new history of Australia is the first to be written by a non-Australian, and the first to be based on archival research not only in Australia, but in Britain, the USA, Canada and South Africa. Australian history is clearly placed in a world context, and many previous misconceptions exposed, to form a compelling and enjoyable narrative. Welsh traces the history of the continent from before the arrival of the First Fleet, through the hesitant and haphazard unifying of the continent, and the conflict between the original colonies, through the steady emergence of Australian nationalism at the end of the nineteenth century, the establishment of the White Australia' policy which persisted for so long and which was a key element in, for example, the support which Australia gave to the USA during the Vietnam War, right up to John Howard's controversial premiership. Original, provocative and witty, The Great Southern Land will take its place along with his previous much-praised books on Hong Kong and South Africa as a standard history. Quantity Available: 2. Category: History; Australiana; ISBN: 0713994509. ISBN/EAN: 9780713994506. Inventory No: 08110056. Hardcover

Title: Great Southern Land : A New History of Australia

Author: Welsh, Frank

Categories: Australiana, History,

Edition: Final Edition

Publisher: UK, Penguin: 2004

ISBN Number: 0713994509

ISBN Number 13: 9780713994506

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: Near Fine

kg: 1.30 kg

Seller ID: 08110056

Keywords: BZDB5 History; Great Southern Land : A New History of Australia Hardcover,