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Quoting Tristan McLeay <[log in to unmask]>:

> 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?

                                                   Andreas