This badge from 1910 was produced by the Australian Natives' Association, comprising Australian-born whites. Prime Minister Alfred Deakin was a member. It shows the use of the slogan "White Australia" at that time.
The term White Australia Policy comprises various historical policies that intentionally favoured immigration to Australia from certain European countries, (especially Britain). It came into fruition with the Federation in 1901, and was progressively dismantled between 1949 and 1973. In 1966, the Holt Liberal Government introduced the Migration Act, 1966, a watershed moment in immigration reform, it effectively dismantled the White Australia Policy and increased access to non-European…
"A Gin & Piccaninny" (old terms for a an Australian Aboriginal woman and an Aboriginal child). Are these derogatory names? Photo taken between 1868 and Part of Scrapbook, Australia, collected by C. Allen during a journey around the world
White Australia policy was enacted in 1901 - South Sea Islanders were specifically targeted for deportation out of 60 000 people who were brought from the south seas to Australia between 1860 - 1901 around 1500 managed to evade deportation