Down Under – Australian history and politics

I come from a land down under
Where beer does flow and men chunder
Can’t you hear, can’t you hear the thunder?
You better run, you better take cover
Men at Work

I love a sun-burnt country
I like my toast well done
I like girls with long brown legs
I watch them as they run
My Country, after Dorothea McKellar

For wider reading about Australian history, I highly recommend William Lines’ challenging Taming of the Great South Land, the late Robert Hughes’ magisterial The Fatal Shore, and David Day’s Claiming a Continent