Re: OT: [Let_It_Be_Forever_Islam] THE WORLD OF THE JINN
|From:||Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, October 22, 2003, 14:23|
Quoting Tristan McLeay <zsau@...>:
> 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.]
What's the Stolen Generation?