Re: OT: [Let_It_Be_Forever_Islam] THE WORLD OF THE JINN
|From:||Tristan McLeay <zsau@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, October 18, 2003, 2:42|
On Fri, 17 Oct 2003, John Cowan wrote:
> Tristan McLeay scripsit:
> > How spoken-of are the predjudices against Asians? I don't think of them as
> > having been a prejudiced-against people. Maybe that's just because they
> > didn't come to Australia in great force till relatively recently, and the
> > few that came here in the gold rushes would be so outnumbered by the rest.
> Umm. Read up on your own history; there were few Asians in Australia
> because your government carefully kept them out from 1901 onwards.
> Indeed, the very first law passed by the Federal Parliament was an
> Immigration Restriction Act. The policy showed a few cracks in the 50s
> and 60s, but wasn't definitely killed off until 1978.
Oh, that would be it. I would normally have remembered that---it's very
definitely one of the aspects often covered in History, and I've almost
written but then deleted a few emails mentioning it. It certainly explains
why they didn't come to Australia in great force between the gold rushes
and relatively recently :)
From there to here, from here to there, funny things are everywhere.
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