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American-Australian family members used to be first released in 1947. Minnesota Archive versions makes use of electronic expertise to make long-unavailable books once more available, and are released unaltered from the unique college of Minnesota Press editions.

This new learn fills a large hole within the tale of American-Australian kin and is a well timed addition to the literature during this box. there was no entire therapy of the subject prior to, and it'll be of curiosity to these looking details that the thorough documentation comprises broad use of news of the yank consuls in Australia, and fabric from Australian parliamentary debates and Australian and American newspapers.

Australia has emerged from the warfare as an immense global strength that calls for a sought after function within the south and southwest Pacific. while the us has develop into a growing number of deeply concerned about some distance jap affairs. The ebook provides the historical past of the improvement and indicates the slow growth of spheres of mutual curiosity among the 2 nations, either political and fiscal, from the tip of the eighteenth century right down to the issues offered through postwar advancements within the Pacific.

Emphasis is put on the commercial and political targets of the 2 international locations, and on their ensuing agreements and disagreements either of their direct kinfolk and of their family with the entire some distance japanese quarter. Dr. Levi issues out that the hot significance of the Pacific because of international battle II has proved to either countries their mutual dependence, yet even as has elevated their nationwide curiosity in ever-widening and overlapping spheres within the Pacific area.

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1, v:167, 656. J. S. Battye, Western Australia (Oxford, 1924), 332ff; M. Masson and J. F. Jameson, "The Odyssey of Thomas Muir," American Historical Review, xxix: 49ff (1923); ERA, ser. 1, n:235. 9 ERA, ser. 1, v:814; Dakin, Whalemen Adventurers, 22; James Morton Callahan, American Relations in the Pacific and Far East, 1784-1900 (Baltimore, 1901), 37ff. ™HRA, ser. 1, in:636, 642. "11 His fearful anticipation soon became a reality. American aggressiveness, colonial apathy, and the selfishness of the East India Company combined to further the success of American whaling in the west Pacific.

15 The case received great publicity in the Californian and Australian press, and became the occasion for acrimonious debate about the merits and demerits of emigrating to California and about the character of Australians. The American consul in Sydney sided wholeheartedly with the Australians, defending them against the Californian indictments and slanders. 18 The existence of a criminal minority among the Australian immigrants—since it was this minority that appeared in newspaper headlines—was responsible for the bad reputation of their countrymen as a group in California; it, together with other foreign groups, also proia Williams, Papers, 30.

6 per cent of the population to be non-British. The ties between the colonists and the mother country remained, therefore, extremely close. "Home News" from England had first place in the colonial press. Notwithstanding a separation of thousands of miles, colonists shared the joys and fears of the British with almost equal intensity,3 a phenomenon which must be remembered for a satisfactory explanation of Australian attitudes. Another important factor in the new immigration was the European background of the forties which the new citizens brought with them.

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