Deakin University
Browse

File(s) not publicly available

'He no doubt felt insulted': the White Australia Policy and Australia's relations with India, 1944-1964

chapter
posted on 2013-01-01, 00:00 authored by Eric Meadows
The Government of India never publicly criticised the White Australia policy. Nonetheless it was a subject of constant reporting to New Delhi by the Indian High Commission in Canberra.  The Australian High Commission in New Delhi regularly reported criticism of the policy in the Indian press and in elite opinion.  It urged the introduction of a quota for Indian immigration to Australia, but ministers remained unwilling to modify the policy in any substantial way, in the period under study.  South Africa's apartheid policy was a far more serious problem in race relations for the Indian Government.  The existence of the White Australia policy when countries such as Canada had introduced quotas for Indian immigration, suggested an Australia mired in attitudes irrelevant to a decolonising world.  The Australian High Commissioner thought that although Nehru made no public comments on the policy, he must have felt insulted by its existence.

History

Title of book

Australia and the world: a festschrift for Neville Meaney

Chapter number

5

Pagination

81 - 98

Publisher

Sydney University Press

Place of publication

Sydney, N.S.W.

ISBN-13

9781743320150

ISBN-10

1743320159

Language

eng

Notes

ATTENTION ERA 2015 CLUSTER LEADERS: The Library does not currently have access to the research output associated with this record, please contact DRO staff for further information regarding access.drosupport@deakin.edu.au

Publication classification

B1 Book chapter

Copyright notice

2013, Sydney University Press

Extent

15

Editor/Contributor(s)

J Beaumont, M Jordan

Usage metrics

    Research Publications

    Categories

    No categories selected

    Exports

    RefWorks
    BibTeX
    Ref. manager
    Endnote
    DataCite
    NLM
    DC