A Concise History of Australia (Cambridge Concise Histories) by Stuart Macintyre

By Stuart Macintyre

Australia is the final continent to be settled by means of Europeans, however it additionally sustains a humans and a tradition tens of millions years previous. for a lot of the earlier 2 hundred years the beginners have sought to interchange the previous with the hot. This e-book tells how they imposed themselves at the land, and taken know-how, associations and ideas to make it their very own. It relates the development from penal colony to a wealthy loose country and illustrates how, as a country created by means of waves of rookies, the hunt for binding traditions used to be lengthy annoyed via the sensation of rootlessness, until eventually it got here to phrases with its origins. The 3rd variation of this acclaimed ebook recounts the main components - social, financial and political - that experience formed modern day Australia. It covers the increase and fall of the Howard executive, the 2007 election and the apology to the stolen new release. greater than ever prior to, Australians draw at the previous to appreciate their destiny.

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Those female convicts who did not have partners or were not assigned to domestic service performed lighter labour; though some were flogged in the early years, their usual punishment was confinement. Upon the expiry of a sentence or by early pardon, the convict was emancipated. By r 800 two-thirds of the New South Wales colonists were free, but most of these were former convicts and that status was not easily expunged. Even those who did not bear scars on their backs still carried an indelible stigma in the eyes of the respectable.

Governors Hunter and King had tried to curb the trade in spirits; and King had sent back to London one of its instigators, Macarthur, for wounding a superior officer in a duel. 'This rich Botany Bay per­ turbator', as King described Macarthur, soon recovered his for­ tunes. He deftly resigned his commission, persuaded influential British patrons of the potential of the wool samples he took back with him, and returned with an order that he be granted a further 2000 hectares. Once Bligh fell out with him, impounded his trading schooner and put him on trial, Macarthur persuaded his former colleagues to seize power.

As these appointments suggest, the war gave greater strategic sig­ nificance to British control of the Pacific. After Matthew Flinders encountered a French expedition on the south coast of Australia during his circumnavigation of Australia in 1 802, King sent a party from Sydney to occupy Van Diemen's Land (the name given to Tasmania by its D utch navigator). Another fleet of marines and convicts sailed from London to settle Port Phillip Bay on the south­ east corner of the mainland in 1 80 3 ; finding the site unsuitable, it withdrew to Van Diemen's Land and joined the earlier party at Hobart 011 the Derwent estuary.

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