Note: This object includes white superiority messaging and derogatory references to particular cultural groups. Such attitudes and beliefs are not condoned by Museums Victoria which considers them to be racist. Historical distance and context does not excuse or erase this fact.
Booklet titled 'Immigration: The Silent Invasion' researched by Dr. John Dique and edited by Chas Pinwill, published by the Australian League of Rights, in 1979. The book begins by noting in Western Society today race is studiously ignored, and that by discussing race one risks being ostracised as a racist. It then goes on to state that we ignore race at our peril, as the reality is that people desire the company of 'their own kind, their own race' and that this tendency is morally right and legally correct. It then states that the Australian Government is ignoring these realities of race by embarking on an immigration program designed to encourage the mixing of different races and lose those 'characteristics of race which have made Australia what it is today.'
This booklet is an example of the ongoing anti-immigration movement in Australia, its concerns about the mixing of race reflect the changes which occurred to Australia's immigration policy following the abolition of the White Australia Policy in 1973.
A staple-bound booklet written by Dr. John Dique. Black text on white paper. Cover is cream coloured card with black text and features the outline of the country of Australia.
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 / THE / SILENT / INVASION
Type of item
14.7 cm (Length), 21 cm (Width), 0.2 cm (Height)