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The making of White Australia: Ruling class agendas, 1876-1888

Griffiths, Philip Gavin


This thesis argues that the colonial ruling class developed its first White Australia policy in 1888, creating most of the precedents for the federal legislation of 1901. White Australia was central to the making of the Australian working class, to the shaping of Australian nationalism, and the development of federal political institutions. It has long been understood as a product of labour movement mobilising, but this thesis rejects that approach, arguing that the labour movement lacked the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2006-12
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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