The White Australia Policy

Australia, 1985

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Episode number 5 of Series “Destination Australia: the migrant experience since 1788”.
Provides a history of Australian working attitudes to non European migration from the first entry restrictions on Chinese in 1885 to the acceptance of Indo-Chinese refugees in the 1970s. This film partoicularly looks at the “White Australia Policy”. Suitable for middle and upper secondary levels.

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Credits

production company

Film Australia

Duration

00:12:43:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1985

Appears in

Destination Australia: the migrant experience since 1788

Group of items

Destination Australia: the migrant experience since 1788

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

016709

Language

English

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Migrant labor

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Chinese - Australia

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → National characteristics, Australian

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Australia - Emigration and immigration

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Chinese - Australia

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Migrant labor

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → National characteristics, Australian

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Political science

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → White Australia Policy

History → Australia - History

History → History

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

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Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

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