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White Australia policy

This collection of 17 digital curriculum resources about the White Australia policy covers the racist background to the policy, its use of a dictation test to exclude non-white immigrants, the deportation of indentured Pacific Islander labourers in the 1900s, the effects of the policy on people's lives, its supporters and ...

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Chinese migrants as portrayed by the Australian colonial media

This is a collection of 19 digital curriculum resources focusing on the racist way the colonial press portrayed Chinese migrants in the mid to late 19th century. The resources are grouped under six headings - presenting Chinese migrants as alien; depicting Chinese migrants as cheap workers; sensationalising the 'Afghan' ...

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The experiences of Chinese migrants in the Australian colonies

This is a collection of 25 digital curriculum resources focusing on the experiences of Chinese migrants in the Australian colonies before the 1900s. The resources are grouped under nine headings - overview; portraits of Chinese migrants; Mei Quong Tart; arriving in the colonies; on the goldfields; produce growers, sellers ...

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The White Australia Policy

The Immigration Restriction Act of 1901 led to the restriction of non-European migration, which became known as the White Australia Policy.