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This is a memorandum regarding the White Australia Policy, 29 May 1941.
This is a draft report for the Prime Minister on John G Latham's letter and memo of 21 September 1943.
Almost a million Australians served during World War II from 1939 to 1945. Australia’s proximity to the war in the Pacific forced us to question our relationships with the rest of the world.
Migration has been central to Australia’s identity, prosperity and security. Explore Australia’s migration history since 1901, including the challenges and cultural contributions of our migrants.
Discover records about Australia’s relationships in Asia and the Pacific region.
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