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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…

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The term White Australia Policy comprises various historical policies that intentionally restricted non-white immigration to Australia. It arose with Federation in 1901, and the policies were progressively dismantled between 1949 and 1973.

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This is my illustrated contribution to @peterdrewarts 'AUSSIE' Monga Khan campaign. You may have seen posters of Monga Khan around Australia, in cities and country towns. Next year, Drew will release a book of poems and illustrations about Khan with the aim to raise the profile of immigrants who came to Australia at the time of the White Australia Policy.

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