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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 :) -- Tristan <kesuari@...> From there to here, from here to there, funny things are everywhere. -- Dr. Seuss


Tristan McLeay <zsau@...>