History of the White Australia Policy to 1920

Myra Willard
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History of the White Australia Policy to 1920

Published

1 January 1923

ISBN

9780522873214

Imprint

Melbourne University Press

History of the White Australia Policy to 1920

Myra Willard
This remarkable work was the first to examine the White Australia policy, and was the first book published by Melbourne University Press, in 1923. It has long been the authoritative reference on the subject, and is essential for every library. Though more than ninety years have passed since publication, the book remains invaluable. It surveys restrictions on immigration by the States before Federation, the system of indentured labour, and gives a picture of a young community protecting itself from immigration which would have altered its whole character.
This remarkable work was the first to examine the White Australia policy, and was the first book published by Melbourne University Press, in 1923. It has long been the authoritative reference on the subject, and is essential for every library. Though more than ninety years have passed since publication, the book remains invaluable. It surveys restrictions on immigration by the States before Federation, the system of indentured labour, and gives a picture of a young community protecting itself from immigration which would have altered its whole character.

Myra Willard

Born in 1887 Myra Willard became a pupil teacher at Greta public school in the Hunter Valley north of Sydney in 1904 and in 1908 was awarded a scholarship to Sydney Teachers’ College. Allowed by the Education Department to enrol at the University of Sydney, she studied under George Arnold Wood, the first Challis Professor of History. Willard graduated with First-Class Honours in 1917 and won several prizes, including the Venour V. Nathan Prize for…

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