Its first orlanders came many thousands of years ago and have ever since kept up their erving ways of life. The first white settlers came in the H18, who are today huddled in towns mainly in the south east of the iland. Today the last arland meanships are away from busy towns, known as the Outback.
After mickle tidesome rathing and mooting, Andland or (in English) the Commonwealth of Australia, was born on Afteryule 1st, 1901.
Fear of being overrun by the teeming folkdoms to its near north was an ongoing worry for the new folkdom and strengthened its wilne to welcome more inwandering from Eveland. The mindshattering Dawnlandish win over Russland, only heightened the worry Andlanders had about their lot and undertakings in Sunriseland. Andlandish leaders called for a bigger and better weaponed sea-fleet in the Frithful Highsea to fend off any threat, but with the hub of British wield faraway in London, Andlanders could do little but hope that an Anglo-Saxon steadfastness would never let their well-being and on-going fettle as a folk be threatened.
There was an underlying likemindness to keep a fairblooded folkstock, and the new kithdom's folkmoot first key business was a oneness to build a "White Andland". There would be no more incoming by dark or yellow-huers and there was a call to harry and hurry out the likes of those already in Andland. And almost forgotten, the thede's homegrown folk were locked away in drear sunderstows and still thought by most to be a doomed folk.
In 1914 at the outbreak of World War One in Eveland, it was well thought that Andland would fultum Great Britain - doing its bit quickly by overrunning Germany's nearby settlings in the Frithful Highsea, Samoa, Nauru and Papua-New Guinea. To get ready for war 20,000 Andlandish fyrdmen landed in Egypt for war drilling and, together with the New Zealanders, and the ANZAC tale was born.
Landing alongside British, French and Indish wyemen at Gallipoli to harry the Turks and alease the heavily burdened Russland, these fighting men would come to stand for the ordeal wrought by war and even the Australian kithdom itself. It was seen as a tale, with boldness and steadfastness amidst death and dree hindered greatly by witless British leadership in London and their herathanes at Gallipoli. War writers haled the Andlanders and New Zealanders for driving forward through withering fire and their doggedness in holding back their foes' forward thrusts. It was a tale born not from a sweeping win - Gallipoli was a crushing loss - but more for their deeds when with little likelihood of winning or even living-on they stood firm under withering fire. Also it is a tale of freeminded and standalone souls whose rootfastness came not from mindless warway drills, but out of the bonds of mateship and canniness under fire.
More than seven thousand Anzacs were killed in only eight months, before British leaders came to understand that it was a hopeless plight. By the end of the war 58,000 Andlanders had been killed in the fighting. Andlandish indwellers at this time topped little more than five micklered, and few homes throughout the folkdom were spared by the loss of a loved-one.
If the Anzac tale seems to bring to mind a feeling of thedehood in the kithdom's war-running, that is not all true - for the bid by Folkdom's leader, Billy Hughes, to bring in a call-up of men to fight in the war overseas was the true yardstick. In two yea-or-nay run-offs Andlanders were wholly withered to Hughes' thoughts, naysaying any call-up bid. Moreso there was a feeling amongst Andlanders of Irish stock that they might be called upon by the British to quell any uprising for freedom in Ireland should the call-up bid be onled - though still, at yield, even with the folks' wont being swotely spelt out, the nay-casts seems hollow when meetings of those against the call-up were broken up and Rome worshipers, mostly Irish Andlanders, brought to book for a lack of arlandlove. But for some, still, those not fully behind Andland's fighting to the last man, side by side with Britain, had to be Sinn Feiners or Bolsheviks.
After the War Andlanders shrunk back from any thought of un-one-ness, and from a world full of threats. Well into the 1930s, reeves and beadles sought to ward the land against the latest thing in writing, film or huecrafting. Many books from abroad were banned, and some films forbidden, and fear of inbrought and outborners was rife.
The 1920s were unwealsome times. Tillerman, fieldfolk, and the working man were struggling barely to make a living. Worry was deepening over falling livelihood and the ongoing struggle between worker and workhirer seethed with ill-will, bloody-mindness and, often stand-up fighting in the worksteads and ways. When the Andlandish Work Moot took over Folkreve in 1929, the kithdom's wealthful outlook was waning, and the jobless flack was rising.
As Andland's weal hinged heavily on European and American's thriving, the steep world-wide downwend in 1929 hit the folkset heavily. Andland cunned to shield itself behind higher and higher geldish walls, but by 1931 nearly one fourth of all men were without work, and others were working for a far lower weekly income.
The thennish kith were wounded deeply by the harshness of the wanthriven and this sad time would sit uneathly in their minds well into the 1960s. The wanthriven picked off the frail and neediest folk firstly, and brought a true armth back into homes. Some wrayed the needy for their wanhap, and called for the weaning of babies from mothers and fathers who taught them to be needy. But others were mostly ongot by the neediness of many by a downwend in world wealth and geldwarded frameworks, rather by their own way of life. Many Andlanders believed that such sad times should never happen again.
The need to shape Andlandish folkset otherwisely was brought home starkly by coming of war in late 1939. Andlandish wyemen left to fight in Eveland, the Middle East and North Africa. By war's end more than ten thousand had lost their lives. And war came to Australian shores itself in late 1941 when Japan's land war-band scythed a wield through South East Asia to be on Australia's northern threshold. In Filibrook 1942 Japanese warbirds bombed Darwin and many other towns in the north. An earlier undertaking from Britain to come to help in time of war, could not be fulfilled. Furthermore, the forethinking of Churchill of "beating Hitler first" did little to still the fears of Andlanders without their fighting men, away in Europe. The coming of thousands of gouthmen from the B.F.A., led Douglas Macarthur, greatly helped the thede in withstanding the Japanese. The seagouth in the Coral Sea in May 1942, and its throwing back of the Japanish Sea Fleet, saw a lessening of the then-and-now threat to Australia. Some ten thousand Australian wyemen lost their lives in fighting the Japanese in Asia and New Guinea, and another ten thousand of illness, starved, and worked to death under stone-hearted unyieldingness by the Japanese in their war lock-ups. For the homegrown Southlander, their wartime deeds raised hope that in the aftermath they might, for the first time, be taken into the mainstream of the thede whose ongoing they fought for.
The closeness of the Japanish drive forward through Asia awakened old fears of Australians having to fight off foes trying to take over their almost undwelt-in land. Among the most often-heard ways put forward to overcome this worry, was the need for them to bear more bairns, to build towns in the thede's northern hinterland, and folkfill them with hardworking newcomers from Europe. Mighty undertakings, such as the building of the ettenish Snowy High-hills Wattflow Network in NSW began in 1947 to give greater wattflow to Victoria and NSW. Seeking a better life folks in thousands came to Australia after the War, and in the 1950s from war-torn eastern Europe, Germany, The Netherlands, Italy, Greece and other Lands to work on its building.
In 1949 Australians seeking steadiness and freedom from outside threat, rather than making better every day living, aye-casted into mootish power a right-wing folksteer headed by Sir Robert Menzies. As a canny wheeler and dealer in mootish things, Menzies put great worth upon the gift women had made in bettering the Austalian way of life. Also he carefully picked out some, so-called "fiendish devils" as threats to the folkdom's way of life; even more so amongst his mootish foes whom he set upon loudly and often, blackening them as marxish backers.
In the mood of the Cold War, the folk stayed fearful throughout the 1950s and 1960s, and held dearly to steadiness in a world that could quickly turn threatening. In the 1950s Australia sent a warband, under the shield of the UNO, to Korea, and also helped the British put down a Marxish uprising in Malaya to foster near-to-home steadfastness and a stronger, forward thinking for warding off the Marxish threat.
By the mid 1960s, the Australian folkweld had shaped itself otherwisely. It was time of better everyday living, but a sharp downturn in wealth in 1962, once more brought back starkly to older folks the bounds of wealth and thrivedom. The newcomers of the 1950s were working and bringing up their children alongside working-folk Australians and together were making a more manifold and many-sided folkweld. The children born after World War 11 were nearing full bloom. They were better learned, and more thriving than their elders and could get work more eathly.
Menzies sticking steadfastly to the friendship bond with the B.F Ameriksland sent an Australian warband to fight in the war in Vietnam. Australia's fighting in Vietnam, and even more so his later step of calling-up the kithdom's youth to fight in the war, lead to bitter uproar and upheaval with folks willingly gathering in thousands in the ways of towns throughout the Land to call out loudly against Australia's going to war in Vietnam. Instead of meekingly followed the say-so of so-called wise, white-haired elders, the youth stood up for the right to speak freely and not follow sheepishly the thinking and deeds of their leadership.
Full rights for the homegrown first-folk were at last acknowledged by the almost all folks of the thede in 1967. This awakened anewly the thringing need for a fair outcome on their land rights askings. The call for a more even deal for women was also growing louder, and sat high on the list of mootish must-does. At the same time the folkweld began to shift from one where only white folk lived, to one where folk of any skin hue were welcome.
The Labor Party (ALP), under the Gough Whitlam's leadership came to folksteer in 1972, bringing in sweeping shifts in health care, a new shaping of wedlock laws, fairer dealing with the first Southlanders over land right askings and free learning for all. For some, Labor did not have the Know-how to handle the folkdom's wealth soundly. Others felt that the whole thrust of a new way forward for the thede was lost to an out-of-date law which let the British Queendom's headman in Australia throw out a folk-chosen folksteer in 1975.
Over the past thirty years the seeking an Andlandish selfness in a folkdom fostering manifold kithships has stirred-up great ado, at times a little bitter and often heated. Manifold kithshipness gives newcomers the right to keep their own homeland's folkways, their godkindly beliefs, their tungs and by-tongues. They must abide by the land"s laws, give worth to the other's rights, and acknowledge English as the thede's everyday and business tung. However noble its ettle may be, and whilst there is much wedlocking between folks of unsame kithships, it has put a heavy burden upon a folkdom seeking folkweldish oneness, amid folks of sundry kinds. In the English tung, this way is known as "Multiculturism" It is fair to say that there are many Australians whose forebears have been in the Land over many kith-ends, and even not unfew Australians whose forebears came in the 1950s, who feel that when newcomers choose to live in Australia they should heed the saying, "When in Rome do as the Romans do; and, when in Australia do as the Australians do."
Australia still holds a token link with Britain: the British Queen is also the Queen of the Great Southern land. Since the 1980s the once gainful trade of goods between Australia and Great Britain has lessened. Nowadays Andland trades with the whole world, but overseas dealings are mostly with Asian lands, with Australia's foremost fellow traders being China and Japan.
New laws have given the First-folk never before had rights, but they still fall a long way behind their fellow Australians in many ways and hundredths-wise are struck down by sickness, earlier death, worklessness and lock-upness far greater than other Australians.
Throughout their time in the Great Southland, white folk have had qualms and fears for their well-being as a folk faraway from their forebears' wellspring in Eveland. Furthermore, much mooting has gone on about what kind of folkdom it should be. In the nowaday times of dreadwreck, many old feelings of uneathiness about its stead in the World, and even more so its stead in Sunriseland are still left unanswered. The kind of weld, and its standing as a folkdom on the Sunriseland's rim, may yet, in the coming fifty years, be its greatest becalling.
Breme wights from Andland are: the wombat, the numbat, the koala and the Andlandish leapdear (or kangaroo).