Based on the assumption that an informed debate about Australia's future response to refugees and asylum seekers ought to be underpinned by a well-developed historical awareness, the article discusses the controversy surrounding the deportation of a Chinese illegal immigrant, Willy Wong, in 1962, in order to demonstrate history's potential to contribute to the development of such an awareness.
Field of Research
210303 Australian History (excl Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History) 2103 Historical Studies
Socio Economic Objective
970121 Expanding Knowledge in History and Archaeology
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