Crows Nest: Allen and Unwin, 2003. First Edition. Octavo, 26.5 x 17.5cm, black boards, title in gilt on the spine, Photographic dust jacket in orange, black and white, xvi, 220pp, richly illustrated.
Fine/Fine. Unclipped jacket showns minor wear at the head of spine. Corners sharp. Clean and bright.
Australia’s north has always been closer to Timor, PNG and Indonesia than to Sydney or Melbourne, leading the population of the deep north have to live in a multiracial frontier society, long before the south accepted non-Anglo migrants. These communities were suppressed when the ‘white Australia’ policy was introduced in 1901. The policy discouraged mixed race relations, and Asians and Melanesians were deported under the Immigration Restriction Act and Pacific Islanders Labour Act. Award winning historian Henry Reynolds brings to life this unique and previously little known history illustrating the effects of race and politics on national identity.
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