Mercer, Patricia Mary
One of the first Acts enacted by the Parliament of the new Commonwealth of Australia prohibited the recruitment of Pacific Islanders to work in Queensland from 1904. By 1908 the majority of these Islanders had been deported from Australia. The small number who remained, legally or illegally, were one of several non-European groups who served as reminders of ‘white’ multi-racial past.
This thesis draws on not only conventional historical sources but also oral evidence and local records to...[Show more]
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