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Peopling of the Northern Territory part 1: a white elephant in a white Australia? The Northern Territory, 1901-1920

Langfield, Michele 2001, Peopling of the Northern Territory part 1: a white elephant in a white Australia? The Northern Territory, 1901-1920, Journal of Northern Territory history, no. 12, pp. 1-15.

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Title Peopling of the Northern Territory part 1: a white elephant in a white Australia? The Northern Territory, 1901-1920
Author(s) Langfield, Michele
Journal name Journal of Northern Territory history
Issue number 12
Start page 1
End page 15
Publisher Historical Society of the Northern Territory
Place of publication Darwin, N.T.
Publication date 2001
ISSN 1034-7488
Summary As a result of negative net immigration during the 1890s depression, Australians at the time of Federation were preoccupied about the slow rate of growth of the population. The non-Aboriginal population at the end of 1904 was approximately three and three-quarter million. and the publication in March 1904 of the Report of the New South Wales Royal Commission on the Decline of the Birth Rate and the Mortality of Infants did nothing to allay these concerns. Despite the perceived need for more people. the desire for racial unity was paramount. The main goals of policy makers at the time were to preserve a 'white' and essentially British Australia and create an imperial bastion in the Southern Hemisphere.
Notes Reproduced with the kind permission of the copyright owner
Language eng
Field of Research 210303 Australian History (excl Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History)
210304 Biography
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2001, Historical Society of the Northern Territory
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30001028

Document type: Journal Article
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