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By Paul Battersby

To the Islands bargains a special standpoint at the evolution of financial, social and political interconnections among Australia and its island sector spanning centuries, from the early years of British colonization to the current day. The e-book advances the argument that globalizing strategies are drawing Australia incrementally towards modern-day South East Asia and the broader Asia Pacific. whereas globalization is a time period more often than not linked to the 20 th century international, this examine lines the heritage of Australia's regionalisation again to the 19th century; to the lived stories of Australian tourists, travelers, prospectors, mining marketers within the Netherlands Indies, Malaya and Siam or Thailand because it is understood this day. To the Islands demanding situations the orthodox view that Australia's relatives with its nearby friends have been insignificant sooner than the outbreak of struggle within the Pacific in 1941. by way of the early 1900s, Java used to be a well-liked vacationer vacation spot for Australians whereas Malaya and Siam have been rising as significant Australian international funding locations. In putting monetary and social interactions sooner than political and defense issues within the research of Australia's neighborhood kinfolk, the booklet highlights the function of non-state actors and people-to-people connections in shaping the contours of Australian diplomatic engagement with South East Asia and the South West Pacific. To the Islands is a vital e-book for complex scholars and researchers of the historical past and politics of the Asia Pacific and Australia.

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