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Three times in the last fifty years, however, Australians of the rank and file have had the chance to verify what "the papers" told them of the changing world. Dalley sent the New South Wales contingent to Suakim, colonials on active service were scarcely taken seriously: John Bull could thrash the dervishes easily enough.On active service along Australia's lines of communication with Britain, they have felt the heave of big events. But fighting the Boers on the veldt was another business; and Australians came home from it to their federated Commonwealth aware that strong nations were coveting the resources of lands under the British flag.Production Notes: The Australian (1948) edition of this book has been scanned and converted to text, the only change to which here has been that superscripted footnotes at the bottom of the page have been transformed into bracketed notes defined by asterisks and placed at the end of the relevant paragraph. Eggleston, but it is fitting that they should be preceded by an outline of the private activity which they have been ostensibly designed to foster.
If she will but rouse her vigorous people to face facts, Australia's geographic position and relative immaturity offer her a role in the world economy of greater importance than that which she has already effectively filled.The realists in opposition applauded each tariff and marketing scheme, but, mistrusting American methods with labour, made haste, by control of state-administrations and by pleas before wage-fixing tribunals, to distribute income more favourably for their supporters.Australia certainly has need of greater self-reliance, but she is not and cannot be another United States of America, In place of the Mississippi Valley and Middle West she has Lake Eyre and an arid, almost uninhabited, central region.It was peopled first by outcasts, rebels and adventurers, stiffly governed for two generations by British officials, and to this day is largely financed by the British middle class.For a full century the little communities were outworks of the industrial revolution in Britain.
India, China and Japan are well started on the road to industrialism. Ages earlier, larger streams had carved out the deep valleys drowned under Port Jackson.