By Werner Levi
American-Australian kinfolk 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 collage of Minnesota Press editions.
This new examine fills a large hole within the tale of American-Australian relatives and is a well timed addition to the literature during this box. there was no complete therapy of the subject ahead of, and it'll be of curiosity to these looking details that the thorough documentation comprises large 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 conflict as a huge global strength that calls for a well-known position within the south and southwest Pacific. while the us has turn into progressively more deeply desirous about a long way jap affairs. The booklet supplies the historical past of the advance and exhibits the sluggish expansion of spheres of mutual curiosity among the 2 international locations, either political and monetary, from the tip of the eighteenth century all the way down to the issues offered by means of postwar advancements within the Pacific.
Emphasis is put on the industrial and political targets of the 2 nations, and on their ensuing agreements and disagreements either of their direct kin and of their relatives with the full some distance jap quarter. Dr. Levi issues out that the hot significance of the Pacific because of international struggle II has proved to either international locations their mutual dependence, yet while has elevated their nationwide curiosity in ever-widening and overlapping spheres within the Pacific area.
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1, v:93, 203. 15 Australian Handbook (Sydney, 1889), 143. 30 AMERICAN-AUSTRALIAN RELATIONS sand men were engaged in American whaling. In 1841 England had only eighty-five ships and three thousand men, while in 1821 it had had three hundred and twenty ships with thirteen thousand men. English whaling decreased while American whaling soared. In the middle of the century, when Anglo-American relations were not too friendly, this condition gave concern to Englishmen, not for economic reasons but because of problems of maritime power.
The firm of Enderby, which had inaugurated whaling in Australia, attempted to revive British whaling there with much fanfare and considerable expense, but did not succeed; cf. Chatterton, Whalers and Whaling, chap. xiv. 18 Indeed, the Americans were partly responsible for the colonization of Western Australia. 21 After a few months the King George's Sound settlement proved unsatisfactory, and its founder, Captain Stirling, urged the immediate seizure of land near the Swan River. "22 Stirling was permitted to investigate conditions in the Swan River area, and his favorable report was forwarded to London.
People who had hardly heard of the continent now considered going there to try their luck, while economists soberly estimated the influence of the vast quantities of Australian gold upon the economy of the world. The appearance in Melbourne of an American tourist who "did the world," and allotted thirty days of his precious time to see every part of the continent29 was final proof that Australia 25 London Morning Chronicle, October 26, 1852. New York Herald, May 25, August 19, September 17, 1849.