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Letter - Phillip Lynch, Minister for Immigration to G.T. Sambell, Archbishop of Perth, Immigration Policy, 18 Jan 1971 Reg. No: HT 8559
- 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.
- 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
|Dimensions:||31.00 cm (Height), 20.30 cm (Width)|
|Tagged with:||immigration, white australia policy, racism, discrimination, immigration debates, immigration policies, multiculturalism, australian citizenship act, racial discrimination act, refugees, immigration selection|
|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