By Howard T. Fry
This fight for exchange monopoly and political supremacy used to be performed out at the Australian landmass. because the time of Dalrymple and Baudin, the life of an unlimited and virgin land within the Southern Hemisphere had involved Europeans. initially ring-fenced via Napoleon for a French colony, either the Dutch and British staked their very own declare to the strategically vital place. during this magisterial research, Howard T. Fry indicates how, during the complicated family members of ecu energy and the ever present trap of the capability China exchange, Australia got here to be British.
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