BN.com Gift Guide

Australia: A New History of the Great Southern Land

Hardcover (Print)
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $1.99
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 94%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (10) from $1.99   
  • Used (10) from $1.99   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$1.99
Seller since 2006

Feedback rating:

(60901)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

Good
Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase ... benefits world literacy! Read more Show Less

Ships from: Mishawaka, IN

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$3.00
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(6)

Condition: Good
2006 Hardcover Good Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, and may not ... include cd-rom or access codes. Customer service is our top priority! Read more Show Less

Ships from: Lewisville, TX

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$3.50
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(1)

Condition: Good
2006 Hardcover Good Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, may not ... include cd-rom or access codes. Customer service is our top priority! Read more Show Less

Ships from: Beavercreek, OH

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$5.25
Seller since 2006

Feedback rating:

(3008)

Condition: Like New
Like New 2006. Hardcover. Small black remainder mark to lower text block. Fine. Dj is Like New.

Ships from: Chicago, IL

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$7.99
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(7)

Condition: Good
2006 Hardcover Good Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, and may not ... include cd-rom or access codes. Customer service is our top priority! Read more Show Less

Ships from: Plano, TX

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$23.85
Seller since 2008

Feedback rating:

(314)

Condition: Like New
...; Hardcover. Book corners bumped. Overall, a clean and tight copy to add to a collection or read and enjoy. Overlook Hardcover, 2006. 1st Edition/1st Printing. Near Fine Book ... in Fine Dust Jacket. Price Intact. Dust Jacket protected with a new archival cover. Bubble wrapped and shipped promptly in a box. Read more Show Less

Ships from: Southbury, CT

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$23.85
Seller since 2005

Feedback rating:

(64)

Condition: Very Good
Hardcover; First Printing First Edition Near Fine in Fine dust jacket Hardcover. Book corners bumped. Overall, a clean and tight copy to add to a collection or read and enjoy. ... Overlook Hardcover, 2006. 1st Edition/1st Printing. Near Fine Book in Fine Dust Jacket. Price Intact. Dust Jacket protected with a new archival cover. Bubble wrapped and shipped promptly in a box. Read more Show Less

Ships from: Southbury, CT

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$32.15
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(320)

Condition: Good
Possible retired library copy, some have markings or writing. May or may not include accessories such as CD or access codes.

Ships from: Chatham, NJ

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$35.49
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(320)

Condition: Very Good
Very good.

Ships from: Chatham, NJ

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$35.50
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(320)

Condition: Like New
As new.

Ships from: Chatham, NJ

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by

Overview

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.

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; and the flaws in the constitution. Also examined is Australia's uneasy relationship with its Asian neighbors, and its isolation from Britain and the United States, its traditional allies.

Original, provocative, and witty, Australia is the most comprehensive single-volume history of Australia yet published. It makes a strong claim to becoming the standard work on this fascinating and often misunderstood country.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
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 health, education, and other quality-of-life measures on which the country gets top marks, placing it among the finalists as "the most successful society in the world." He then details its unpromising start, showing that it was repeatedly passed over by explorers, who thought its promise as a colony was poor. Australia's great distance from the mother country contributed to its distinct development as arguably the most independent of the former British colonies, though it remains a part of the Commonwealth. Comparing Australia to other Crown colonies, particularly South Africa, Welsh underscores the backward thinking that fueled white Australia's anti-aboriginal policy, which lasted from the 19th century through the 1960s and was harsher even than Jim Crow. Where Robert Hughes's The Fatal Shore fixed on Australia's origins as a penal colony, Welsh's narrative finishes with current events. Bogging down a little in the inevitable political hopscotch of Whigs and Tories, he tries to keep the tone light, helped by some of the personalities he sketches. As Welsh notes, the U.S. media offer relatively little coverage of Australia, and he hopes to correct that imbalance. In that spirit, his book is recommended for public and academic libraries.-Robert Moore, Bristol Myers Squibb Co., North Billerica, MA Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781585676927
  • Publisher: Overlook Press, The
  • Publication date: 5/4/2006
  • Pages: 768
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.18 (h) x 1.96 (d)

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

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)