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More People Imperative: Immigration to Australia, 1901–39


More People Imperative Immigration to Australia, 1901–39

Written and compiled by Dr Michele Langfield

Published by the National Archives of Australia


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This guide lists and describes records in the National Archives of Australia collection on Commonwealth immigration policies from 1901 to 1939, including both those that encouraged and those that restricted immigration. Records of early policies on migration of white aliens (non-British Europeans), females, juveniles and people of various ethnic and religious groups are listed, together with those reflecting public attitudes to immigration. This guide is a useful resource for anyone searching for immigration records.

© Commonwealth of Australia 1999

First published online 1999

ISSN 1326-7078

This work is copyright. Apart from any use as permitted under the Copyright Act 1968 no part may be reproduced by any process without prior written permission from the National Archives of Australia. Requests and inquiries concerning reproduction and rights should be directed to the Publications Manager, National Archives of Australia, PO Box 7425, Canberra Mail Centre ACT 2610, Australia.

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Cover: Poster issued by the Oversea Settlement Office in 1928. This is one of a number of posters that were displayed principally at Labour Exchanges throughout Britain. National Archives of Australia: A434, 1949/3/21685

This research guide can be purchased in hard copy from the National Archives of Australia online shop.

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