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Letter - Phillip Lynch, Minister for Immigration to G.T. Sambell, Archbishop of Perth, Immigration Policy, 18 Jan 1971 Document Reg. No: HT 8559

Summary:
Letter to The Most Reverend G.T. Sambell, Archbishop of Perth from Phillip Lynch, Minister for Immigration, dated 18 January 1971. The letter responds to a request from the Inter-Church Migration Committee for details of government policies relating to acceptance of immigrants to Australia from non-European or mixed European/non-European descent. The letter It outlines Australian immigration policy for peoples under each of those categories. Copies of the letter were sent to all committee members listed.

This letter captures the gradual shift in Australia's immigration policy in relation to non-European migration and an example of correspondence from an Immigration Minister.
Description:
Three page typed letter, headed 'Commonwealth of Australia'. The letter is unsigned so it is presumably a file copy.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Ms Helen Sartinas - Museum Victoria Immigration Museum, 2005
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 31.00 cm (Height), 20.30 cm (Width)

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Tagged with: immigration, white australia policy, racism, discrimination, immigration debates, immigration policies, multiculturalism, australian citizenship act, racial discrimination act, refugees, immigration selection
Themes this item is part of: Cultural Diversity Collection, Migration Collection
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Policy
Tertiary Classification: correspondence
Inscriptions: Headed: 'Commonwealth of Australia'
Sender: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia, 18 Jan 1971

Written by Phillip Lynch, Minister for Immigration
Addressed To: Perth, Western Australia, Australia, 18 Jan 1971

Addressed to The Most Reverend G.T. Sambell, Archbishop of Perth

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