At the same time that international political, economic and power shifts have forced Australia to look inwards to itself rather than outwards to others for solutions and decisions, the Australian people themselves have begun to re-write their history in their own terms and to ponder seriously their future role in the world. "Wales and Australia: A Symposium" is the first symposium organized by the Centre for Australian Studies in Wales at St David's University College. Four of the papers included in this book were presented by people based in Wales, two by Australians. All papers, ranging through migration, historiography, broadcasting and mining, sought to establish historical and cultural connections between Wales and Australia. The papers presented have been enlarged and edited for publication in this form.