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Race building and the disciplining of White Australia

Legacies of White Australia : race, culture and nation

Abstract: In 1901 Australia saw the passage of the Immigration Restriction Act. In 1962 the Immigration Reform Group published Immigration: Control or Colour Bar? Between these dates only two books were published which offered some domestic criticism of the White Australia policy. One was E. W Cole's White Australia Impossible, a brief, racy and somewhat eccentric tract which maintained that whites would eventually become coloured under the influence of Australia's climate. The other, Colorphobia; An Exposure of the White Australia Fallacy, was published in 1903 under the intriguing pseudonym, Gizen-No-Teki, otherwise E. W Foxall. It is clear that the policy of immigration restriction attracted overwhelming support through to the 1960s, not least from the writers, intellectuals and opinion makers of the new Commonwealth.

To cite this article: Walker, David. Race building and the disciplining of White Australia [online]. In: Jayasuriya, Laksiri; Walker, David; Gothard, Jan. Legacies of White Australia race, culture and nation. Crawley, WA: University of Western Australia Press, 2003: 33-50. Availability: <http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=320571454131938;res=IELHSS> ISBN: 1876268964. [cited 28 Mar 17].

Personal Author: Walker, David; Source: In: Jayasuriya, Laksiri; Walker, David; Gothard, Jan. Legacies of White Australia race, culture and nation. Crawley, WA: University of Western Australia Press, 2003: 33-50. DOI: Document Type: Book Chapter ISBN: 1876268964 Subject: White Australia policy; Immigrants--Government policy; International relations; Population; Cities and towns--Philosophy;

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