Note: This object includes ideas and sentiments which do not represent those of Museums Victoria.
Booklet titled 'Immigration: A Policy of Perfidy' written by Dr. J.C.A. Dique, published by the Australian League of Rights, circa 1988. In the preface Dique states that the book provides evidence of the following: that the Australian birth rate has fallen as a result of declining marriage rates, which have decreased due to over taxation; that instead of encouraging young people to marry and have families the Australian Government has implemented policies which do the reverse; the Australian Government has encouraged migration to 'man the wheels of industry'; that ABS statistics show the Australian Government is engaging in policies which will destroy national unity, social equality and industrial harmony; and that the Australian Government is creating various frontier-like situations by selling large areas of land to aliens.
Interestingly Dr Dique was himself an immigrant to Australia arriving in 1948 with his wife and children. He was however a British citizen, he was born in Mandalay, Burma to British parents in 1915, and therefore easily able to assimilate with the Australian population.
A staple-bound booklet written by Dr. J.C.A. Dique. Black text on white paper. Cover is white card with black text and features the outline of the country of Australia in-filled with a blue, red and white Australian flag.
This is one of an important collection of documents representing the anti-immigration debate in Australia. Many were first published by the Australian League of Rights several years ago and are either still for sale or have been reprinted.
Collected from Dr Moya McFadzean - Museum Victoria, Heritage Book Shop, 17 Oct 2002
Cover: IMMIGRATION - A POLICY OF PERFIDY / by / DR. J.C.A. DIQUE, / M.B., B.S., F.R.C.P.A..
Type of item
14.3 cm (Length), 20.2 cm (Width), 0.6 cm (Height)