Secondhand. Good condition. Book has minor edgewear. Ink mark on half-title page that has partially gone through to title page. Small ink mark on right foredge otherwise minor marks on book foredges. Dust jacket is in very good condition with minor ceasing at top and tail. Binding is very good.
Here Frank Welsh traces Australia's intriguing and varied history to examine how its society emerged, from its ancient Aborigine tribes and earliest British convict settlements to today's modern nation - one that retains strong links with its colonial past but is increasingly independent and diverse.
While full of admiration for Australia, Welsh also exposes national myths and confronts the darker side of its history - oppression of the Aboriginal peoples and the 'White Australia' policy - and places the country in a global context, considering the changing relationship with Britain and its Asian neighbours, as well as more recent alliances with the US.
Original, provocative and entertaining, Great Southern Land provides a comprehensive one-volume history of this endlessly fascinating nation. (front book flap)
Includes index and bibliographic references.