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Booklet - J.C.A. Dique & Chas Pinwill (ed), 'Immigration: The Silent Invasion', Australian League of Rights, 1979 Document Reg. No: HT 3109

Booklet titled 'Immigration: The Silent Invasion' researched by Dr. John Dique and edited by Chas Pinwill, published by the Australian League of Rights, in 1979. The book begins by noting in Western Society today race is studiously ignored, and that by discussing race one risks being ostracised as a racist. It then goes on to state that we ignore race at our peril, as the reality is that people desire the company of 'their own kind, their own race' and that this tendency is morally right and legally correct. It then states that the Australian Government is ignoring these realities of race by embarking on an immigration program designed to encourage the mixing of different races and lose those 'characteristics of race which have made Australia what it is today.'

This booklet is an example of the ongoing anti-immigration movement in Australia, its concerns about the mixing of race reflect the changes which occurred to Australia's immigration policy following the abolition of the White Australia Policy in 1973.
A staple-bound booklet written by Dr. John Dique. Black text on white paper. Cover is cream coloured card with black text and features the outline of the country of Australia.
Acquisition Information:
Collected from Dr Moya McFadzean - Museum Victoria Collections, Research & Exhibitions, 2002
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 0.2 cm (Height), 21.0 cm (Width), 14.7 cm (Length)

More information

Tagged with: immigration, national identity, white australia policy, immigration debates, immigration policies, multiculturalism, population, assimilation
Themes this item is part of: Getting In, Immigration Museum Exhibition, 2003-2015
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Community Activity
Tertiary Classification: publications
Inscriptions: Cover:
Author: Dr John Dique, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 1979
Publisher: Australian League of Rights, Australia, 1979

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