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Booklet - 'White Australia: Today's Dilemma', 7 Oct 1957 Document Reg. No: HT 8278

Summary:
Booklet, 16 pages with orange cover, entitled 'White Australia: Today's Dilemma'. A Current Affairs Bulletin ('CBA') published by the Department of Tutorial Classes at the University of Sydney, vol.20, no.12 October 7, 1957.

The booklet is divided into headings: 'A Fundamental Assumption', The Calls for Revision', 'Views of Religious Leaders', ' A Policy of Fear', 'Roman Catholic Opinion', 'How Real a Change?', 'The Thin Edge of the Wedge', 'Dissent...', '...and Reaffirmation', 'The Policy and the Situation Today', 'The "Calculated Risks"' and 'Further Reading'. Edited by J.L.J. Wilson.

One of series of Current Affairs Bulletin published fortnightly by the Deptment of Tutorial Classes at University of Sydney on variety of social and political topics. This issue sets up the debate by recognising the tension between a nation's right to determine who can immigrate and the definite racist overtones of the existing White Australia policy; between people deploring racial prejudice in other countries while implicitly accepting White Australia as a fundamental assumption of Australian society. It also rests responsibility less on the Immigration Restriction Act and more on community and government sentiment which has accepted the concept of 'White Australia'. It looks at calls for revision, what they are and mean and how they might be realized. It presents the position of various religious and political associations, and concludes with an observation about the risk of regional isolation if the policy be maintained.
Description:
16 pages (including cover). Cover has orange ground over white stock, with black printing. Staple bound. Pages are numbered from 182 (inside cover) onwards. Advertisement for pearl authentification (including drawing of woman's head and neck, bearing pearls) on inside front cover.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Ms Helen Sartinas - Museum Victoria Immigration Museum, 2005
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 23.2 cm (Height), 14.7 cm (Width)

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Tagged with: australian citizenship conventions, discrimination, immigration, immigration debates, immigration policies, multiculturalism, racism, white australia policy, making history - white australia
Themes this item is part of: Cultural Diversity Collection, Migration Collection, Albert Jaime (Al) Grassby, Politician (1926-2005), Getting In, Immigration Museum Exhibition, 2003-2015
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Community Activity
Tertiary Classification: publications
Inscriptions: Cover page along spine: 'REGISTERED IN AUSTRALIA FOR TRANSMISSION THROUGH THE POST AS A PERIODICAL.'

Title on cover page: 'VOL. 20, NO. 12 / OCTOBER 7, 1957 / C / A / B / WHITE AUSTRALIA- / TO-DAY'S DILEMMA / CURRENT AFFAIRS BULLETIN / SIXPENCE'

Hand-written in pen LR: 'AA / 5 / (2)'

Stamp on cover: 'CLEARING HOUSE / ON MIGRATION ISSUES / 133 CHURCH STREET / RICHMOND, VIC, 3121 / PHONE 42-4948'
Publisher: University of Sydney Department of Tutorial Classes, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1957
Printer: Conpress Printing Ltd., Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Person Named: Lynn McKirdy - Department of Immigration, Ethnic Affairs & Local Government

Presume role is correctly identified - booklet is adhered closed at present (Jan 2009).
Person Named: Honourable A Grassby

Presume role is correctly identified - booklet is adhered closed at present (Jan 2009).

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