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Distributed for University of British Columbia Press

Parties Long Estranged

Canada and Australia in the Twentieth Century

Distributed for University of British Columbia Press

Parties Long Estranged

Canada and Australia in the Twentieth Century

This book brings together recent and original work to illuminate comparisons and contrasts between two former colonies of the British empire. The contributors include some of the top names in history and political science, in Canada and Australia. Parties Long Estranged covers the entire 20th century and examines different aspects of Canadian-Australian relations, including trade, civil aviation, military, constitutional, imperial, and diplomatic relations. The comparisons include Aboriginal rights, nation-building, middle powers, and attitudes towards the Empire.


320 pages


Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction / Francine McKenzie and Margaret MacMillan

Part 1: Decolonization and Nation Building

1 Sibling Rivalry: Australia and Canada from the Boer War to the Great War / Margaret MacMillan

2 Coming of Age: Independence and Foreign Policy in Canada and Australia, 1931-45 / Francine McKenzie

3 Colonization of Indigenous Peoples: The Movement toward a New Relationship / Peter Russell

Part 2: Rivals, Allies, and Models

4 Australia and Canada in the World of International Commercial Aviation / David MacKenzie

5 “She Should Have Thought of Herself First”: Canada and Military Aid to Australia, 1939-45 / Galen Perras

6 In the Wake of Canada: Australia’s Middle Power Diplomacy and the Attempt to Join the Atomic Special Relationship, 1943-57 / Wayne Reynolds

7 Governments and Defectors: Responses to the Defections of Gouzenko in Canada and Petrov in Australia / Frank Cain

8 Diplomacy in Easy Chairs: Casey, Pearson, and Australian-Canadian Relations, 1951-7 / Christopher Waters

9 The Limits of Like-Mindedness: Australia, Canada, and Multilateral Trade / Ann Capling and Kim Richard Nossal

10 Keeping in Touch: Patterns of Networking in the Canadian-Australian Diplomatic Relationship / Andrew F. Cooper

Conclusion / Francine McKenzie and Margaret MacMillan

Select Bibliography

Contributors

Index

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