Name:  Frank Welsh

Bio: British historian Frank Welsh is the author of Great Southern Land: A New History of Australia (Penguin 2004) which is the first substantial history of Australia to be written by a non-Australian. In the introduction to Great Southern Land, Frank Welsh explains that he spent five years writing the book becasue he loves Asutralia and the people, and found writing about Australians a privilege.”Australia is probably the most successful society in the world an the most agreeable to live in,” he writes. Frank Welsh addressed The Sydney Institute on Tuesday 24 August 2004.

Great Southern Land; A New History of Australia

This speech was printed in Sydney Papers Vol.16 No.4 in 2004 (pages 19-26)