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Peopling of the Northern Territory part 2: the white elephant laid to rest? In the inter-war years

Langfield, Michele 2001, Peopling of the Northern Territory part 2: the white elephant laid to rest? In the inter-war years, Journal of Northern Territory history, no. 12, pp. 17-26.

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Title Peopling of the Northern Territory part 2: the white elephant laid to rest? In the inter-war years
Author(s) Langfield, Michele
Journal name Journal of Northern Territory history
Issue number 12
Start page 17
End page 26
Publisher Historical Society of the Northern Territory
Place of publication Darwin, N.T.
Publication date 2001
ISSN 1034-7488
Summary Over time, the Immigration Restriction Act of 1901 and its later amendments were remarkably successful in excluding 'coloured' immigrants from Australia.  It is clear, however, that although most Australians wanted to preserve the 'white' and British character of their nation, the argument that 'non-white' and non-British immigrants were more suited to the settlement of northern Australia was frequently debated in the early decades of the twentieth century.  While this idea continued to challenge the validity of a 'white Australia' in the north, public figures were divided on the issue.  This article examines in some detail the contemporary debates over the peopling of the Northern Territory in the inter-war years.
Language eng
Field of Research 210303 Australian History (excl Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History)
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:30001029

Document type: Journal Article
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