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The Search for Security in the Pacific 1901-1914


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Table of Contents

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  1. Problems and perspectives
  2. Colonial origins
  3. Between two worlds: an uncertain beginning, 1901-5
  4. 'External affairs' and Pacific policy: France and the New Hebrides, Japan and immigration, 1901-5
  5. 'The Commonwealth Crisis': the perception of an Asian threat and the emergence of a national policy, 1905-7
  6. The promise of security, 1908-10: an Australian Defence Force, an Imperial Pacific Fleet and an American 'entente cordiale'
  7. Labor government, Australian defence and the Imperial Conference of 1911
  8. The breakdown in imperial co-operation, 1911-13
  9. Anglo-Australian conflict over Pacific naval defence, 1913-14

Appendix 1: Australian colonies - defence forces, 1870-1900
Appendix 2: Australian colonies - defence expenditure, 1870-1900
Appendix 3: Commonwelath of Australia - defence forces, 1901-14
Appendix 4: Commonwealth of Australia - defence expenditure, 1901-2 to 1913-14
Appendix 5: Commonwealth of Australia - trade with major British and foreign countries, 1901-14
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The Search for Security in the Pacific 1901-1914 is the first volume in a pioneering two-volume history of Australia's relations with the world.

About the Author

Neville Meaney is an honorary associate professor of history at the University of Sydney.

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