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Race, history, and the Australian faith missions

Cruickshank, Joanna 2010, Race, history, and the Australian faith missions, Itinerario : international journal on the history of European expansion and global interaction, vol. 34, no. 3, Special Issue 03 (Missions and Modernity), pp. 39-52, doi: 10.1017/S0165115310000677.

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Title Race, history, and the Australian faith missions
Author(s) Cruickshank, Joanna
Journal name Itinerario : international journal on the history of European expansion and global interaction
Volume number 34
Issue number 3
Season Special Issue 03 (Missions and Modernity)
Start page 39
End page 52
Total pages 14
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Place of publication Cambridge, England
Publication date 2010-12
ISSN 0165-1153
2041-2827
Summary In 1901, the parliament of the new Commonwealth of Australia passed a series of laws designed, in the words of the Prime Minister Edmund Barton, “to make a legislative declaration of our racial identity”. An Act to expel the large Pacific Islander community in North Queensland was followed by a law restricting further immigration to applicants who could pass a literacy test in a European language. In 1902, under the Commonwealth Franchise Act, “all natives of Asia and Africa” as well as Aboriginal people were explicitly denied the right to vote in federal elections. The “White Australia policy”, enshrined in these laws, was almost universally supported by Australian politicians, with only two members of parliament speaking against the restriction of immigration on racial grounds.
Language eng
DOI 10.1017/S0165115310000677
Field of Research 210303 Australian History (excl Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History)
Socio Economic Objective 950503 Understanding Australia's Past
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2010, Research Institute for History, Leiden University
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30033607

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of History, Heritage and Society
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