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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, 2:47
On Fri, 17 Oct 2003, Tristan McLeay wrote:

> On Fri, 17 Oct 2003, John Cowan wrote: > > > 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 :)
[I'll also mention that unlike other disgusting elements of Australia's history like the Stolen Generation, this is almost never spoken of outside of History.] -- Tristan <kesuari@...> From there to here, from here to there, funny things are everywhere. -- Dr. Seuss


Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>