By Werner Levi

American-Australian family was once first released in 1947. Minnesota Archive versions makes use of electronic know-how to make long-unavailable books once more obtainable, 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 kinfolk and is a well timed addition to the literature during this box. there was no finished therapy of the subject earlier than, and it'll be of curiosity to these looking details that the thorough documentation comprises broad use of stories of the yank consuls in Australia, and fabric from Australian parliamentary debates and Australian and American newspapers.

Australia has emerged from the conflict as an enormous global energy that calls for a fashionable position within the south and southwest Pacific. even as the us has turn into an increasing number of deeply interested by a ways japanese affairs. The booklet provides the heritage of the advance and exhibits the slow expansion of spheres of mutual curiosity among the 2 international locations, either political and fiscal, from the tip of the eighteenth century all the way down to the issues provided through postwar advancements within the Pacific.

Emphasis is put on the industrial and political pursuits of the 2 international locations, and on their ensuing agreements and disagreements either of their direct relatives and of their family members with the entire some distance jap zone. Dr. Levi issues out that the hot value of the Pacific caused by international warfare II has proved to either international locations 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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Secretary of State Dundas agreed with the governor about the prospects of whaling, which would "eventually become an object of great consequence to the settlement, and be a means *HRA, ser. 1, i:303, 307, 312, 348, 397; William John Dakin, Whalemen Adventurers (Sydney, 1934), 8. For a brief history of Australian whaling, see Lindsay G. Thompson, History of the Fisheries of New South Wales (Sydney, 1893), chap. vii. 3 Their efforts, together with the Spanish difficulties and wars which made South American waters unsafe, eventually shifted the interest of whalemen from the eastern to the southern and southwest Pacific.

Chilean flour was a strong competitor, but Sydney flour soon acquired a good reputation and therewith a good market in California. The business was extremely profitable. 27 The climax of Australian shipments to the States was reached in 1850, when eighty-six ships carried goods worth about £95,000. 28 The years between 1849 and 1851 were the only period in the history of AmericanAustralian relations during which Australia supplied more goods to America than vice versa. The Australian gold rush quickly made trade flow again in the traditional direction.

Cunningham, Two Years in New South Wales (London, 1827), n:67. ss Asiatic Journal, xxxm: 30 (September 1840). 34 AMERICAN-AUSTRALIAN RELATIONS prevented by artificial barriers. The clerk of the American ship Grotius pondered much on the tariff question while he was in Australian waters, and he finally wrote out his ideas as to its effect on developments in America. Incidentally we have noticed the opposition of the United States tariff in regard to Australian wool, as the writer viewed the subject, and its effect upon our manufacturing, mercantile and, to some extent also, our agricultural and producing interests.

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