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The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume III: The Nineteenth Century$
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Andrew Porter

Print publication date: 1999

Print ISBN-13: 9780198205654

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205654.001.0001

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Australia and the Western Pacific

Australia and the Western Pacific

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(p.546) 24 Australia and the Western Pacific
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The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume III: The Nineteenth Century
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Donald Denoon

Marivic Wyndham

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205654.003.0024

Few Western Pacific islanders and fewer indigenous Australians were yet aware of Britain, and most of the few British settlers had arrived involuntarily, as transportees. In every respect, however, the nineteenth century witnessed the complete overturning of this picture. Australia's participation in Britain's wars between 1885 and 1918 measured the impressive strength of its Imperial connections. Discussion on demographics, material triumphs, leviathans, external affairs, cultural change, Australian federation, landscape, race, white labour, gender, dominion and colonies is provided.

Keywords:   Australia, Western Pacific, Britain, wars, Australian federation, white labour, gender, dominion, colonies, race

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