Essays Tagged: "White Australia policy"

Society & Culture How do identity, the effects of discrimination and degrees of equality affect Aboriginal Australian's in Australian society?

justice system. The differences today between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginals is linked back to the White settlers and the White Australia policy. Consider the history of the treatment of Aboriginals. ...

(4 pages) 232 3 4.8 Feb/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Australian Political Developments 1901-1914 By Peter Li Question: Explain and discuss 2 major political developments after Federation.

the first places in the world to grant women the right to vote.Australia was a new nation of mainly white people of European origin and isolated in a region where there were very few other white races ... t" was passed by the federal government. "The Immigration Restriction Act" was the key part of "The White Australia Policy" aimed at excluding all non-European migrants by using a Dictation Test. By l ...

(3 pages) 68 0 3.4 Mar/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > Australian History

How Immigration Has Shaped The Australian Identity.

The White Australia PolicyAfter Federation in 1901, the Immigration Restriction Act was introduced and w ... med Commonwealth Government. This act put in place the law that was the cornerstone of Australia's 'White Australia' policy. The Immigration Restriction Act was an integral part of a package of legisl ... eep Australia as similar as possible to its original British culture. Australians believed that the white race was superior to that of other non-European cultures, however Japan saw themselves as supe ...

(3 pages) 261 9 3.3 Jun/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > Australian History

Questions and predicted answers for the australian prime minister and minister for foreign affairs to stimulate thought about australian foreign policy.

Howard1. Mr Prime Minister, how do you feel about Australia's early Foreign Policy, for example the White Australia Policy and propaganda about the 'yellow peril' in the first half of last century?-ea ... ellow peril' in the first half of last century?-early Foreign Policy was mostly dictated by Britain-White Australia Policy was a lamentable mistake, but might be considered essential in the developmen ...

(3 pages) 36 0 3.7 Jul/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > Australian History

Australian Migrants and their experiences in the 20th century- "Australia has not always been the lucky country for all its inhabitants in the twentieth century." Discuss

ifficulties while trying to reside in Australia. They have primarily dealt with issues such as the 'White Australia Policy', which prevented them from migrating to Australia as they wished, as well as ... y deported out of Australia, a place in which they considered as their home. Another result of the 'White Australia Policy' was racial discrimination, which affected many of the coloured migrant inhab ...

(4 pages) 88 1 4.3 Mar/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > Australian History

Australian immigration policy and its relation to Asia

not able to succeed (Castles & Miller, 1993, pp.74). Until the late 1960s, the collapse of the White Australia Policy opened the way for non-European migrants, mainly from Asia. By the late 1980s ...

(7 pages) 144 5 4.8 Aug/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > Australian History

Reasons for Australian Federation

laws; taxes and tariffs resulting in better trade and communication between states; and to put the "White Australia Policy" into practise. Federation came about with the aid of many political leaders, ... trade between states.Furthermore, many people believed a Federated Australia would help to make a "White Australia Policy" possible, by toughening immigration laws. Some colonies were opposed to this ...

(3 pages) 13811 0 3.9 Aug/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > Australian History

How has Australia's relation with Asian nations changed?

Australia's relations have changed over the past half century. From The White Australia Policy and the Immigration Restriction act. Some changes include the multiculturalis ... d of the Vietnam war in 1972 marked the start of a new relationship between Australia and Asia. The white Australia policy that had discriminated against Asian people since 1901 was abolished and Aust ...

(2 pages) 41 0 4.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > Australian History

Race and Ethnicity

oints such as ethnocentrism, racism, stereotyping, how race and ethnicity can affect health status, White Australia Policy and what is meant to be Australian.The term 'Australian' should not be used i ... se from the 1890s to the 1950s.In the 1890s an official policy was introduced that excluded all non white people from Australia-this policy was referred to the 'White Australian Policy'. Although it w ...

(7 pages) 466 0 4.2 Aug/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Is Australia a Class Society? If so, in what sense?

e-war immigration saw immigrants of different ethnic backgrounds being treated differently, as the "White Australia" policy was in place. This had much to do with shaping the Australian psyche and als ... to be taught that their position in the colonial labour market was subordinate" (Connell 1980)The "White Australia" policy basically centered on the Immigration Act 1901. The Act was to place certain ...

(14 pages) 151 0 4.1 Mar/2006

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

Australian multiculturalism in the 21st century: In Australia of the 21st century, "White Australia" is dead and multiculturalism rules. Discuss.

possess. When we walk on our streets, rather than seeing the uniformly coloured population that the White Australia supporters would have liked us to see, we see a blended, racial diversity that is a ... eligion will just be another part of someone, like their opinions on other matters.Obviously, “White Australia” is utterly dead, and multiculturalism is the new way. Australia can only conti ...

(2 pages) 44 3 3.3 Mar/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community


he whole, yes. In the past we have made big mistakes regarding cultural differences (e.g. the ‘White Australiapolicy). Even though we still have many issues with racism and the like, most ...

(2 pages) 39 1 4.2 Mar/2008

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

Changing Migration in Australia Since 1945

es created many new jobs which could be seen opening up everywhere.During the decade after WWII the White Australia Policy began to slacken and was eventually brought down in 1972. This and the changi ... used our once conservative views to be alleviated and replaced with a more mixed identity.After the White Australia policy was abolished by the Prime Minister of the time, Gough Whitlam, many Asian mi ...

(2 pages) 18 0 0.0 Apr/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > Australian History

The White Australia policy and the treatment of indigenous Australians in the early 20th century demonstrate that Australia was a racist society

Year 10 Australia in the World Essay"The White Australia policy and the treatment of indigenous Australians in the early 20th century demonst ... igenous Australians in the early 20th century demonstrate that Australia was a racist society. "The White Australia policy and the treatment of indigenous Australians in the early 20th century demonst ... g hostility towards another race."� In the early 20th century it was the general belief that white Australians were superior and in some way better than other races. The language used when refe ...

(5 pages) 39 0 0.0 May/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > Australian History

Changes in Australian Society reflected in the Performing Arts

s and 1970's. Some of the changes involved city and the bush, gender roles, people living under the White Australia Policy. These changes have all been portrayed in the three plays."No Sugar" was writ ... More than half the Aboriginal land in New South Wales, between 1911 and the 1920's, was taken for 'whites'. In 1927 police killed at least twenty Aboriginal people in the Kimberly district. A year la ...

(5 pages) 18 0 5.0 Jul/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Australian Immigration Since 1945

,000 people stay there. The centre was closed in 1971.From the 1950s, Australia began to relax its 'White Australia' policy. In 1952 the Colombo Plan was introduced. This allowed students from ASIAN n ... wards. Although the official government policy was that migrants should assimilate into Australia's white culture, many celebrated their origins through membership of clubs, sporting and religious org ...

(8 pages) 33 0 5.0 Feb/2009

Subjects: History Term Papers > Australian History

Pluralism and Diversity in Australia

nated by traditional Christian denominations to a rise in alternative beliefs. The abolition of the White Australia Policy, secularisation and modernisation have all assisted immigration in reshaping ... raditions of Christian religion, predominantly that of the Catholic and Anglican denominations. The White Australia Policy was a series of federal decisions to block people from coming to Australia wh ...

(4 pages) 20 0 3.0 May/2009

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

In what ways does one's race/ethnicity shape one's life-chances in contemporary society?

nd in many parts of the western world, the recognition of a dominant ethnic group is through their 'whiteness' of their appearance (Holmes at al 2007:144 - 154). 'Whiteness' played a central part in A ... arance (Holmes at al 2007:144 - 154). 'Whiteness' played a central part in Australia's history. The white Australia policy of 1902 paved the way to a white, democratic society for those who were allow ...

(7 pages) 91 1 3.0 Aug/2009

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

The 1960's

ughout the decade, as European and British migrants arrived. The late 1960s also saw changes to the White Australia Policy. Clothing styles have always represented the current attitudes of the times ...

(2 pages) 17 0 0.0 Oct/2009

Subjects: History Term Papers > Australian History

The White Australia Policy

The White Australia policyThe White Australia policy was an immigration restriction policy introduced by ... e migration of non-Europeans to Australia, with the desire to maintain Australia as a predominantly White British nation (Tavan, 2004). Non-White Europeans were viewed as innately inferior beings that ... ideals of the Anglo-Celtic way of life.From a sociological point of view, the implementation of the White Australia policy was Australia's way of protecting itself from a number of issues. As Australi ...

(7 pages) 7 0 0.0 Oct/2012

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues