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The Resource Best we forget : the war for white Australia, 1914-18, Peter Cochrane

Best we forget : the war for white Australia, 1914-18, Peter Cochrane

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Best we forget : the war for white Australia, 1914-18
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Best we forget
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the war for white Australia, 1914-18
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Peter Cochrane
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eng
Summary
In the half-century preceding the Great War there was a dramatic shift in the mindset of Australia's political leaders, from a profound sense of safety in the Empire's embrace to a deep anxiety about abandonment by Britain. Collective memory now recalls a rallying to the cause in 1914, a total identification with British interests and the need to defeat Germany. But there is an underside to this story: the belief that the newly federated nation's security, and its race purity, must be bought with blood. Before the war Commonwealth governments were concerned not with enemies in Europe but with perils in the Pacific. Fearful of an 'awakening Asia' and worried by opposition to the White Australia policy, they prepared for defence against Japan -- only to find themselves fighting for the Empire on the other side of the world. Prime Minister Billy Hughes spoke of this paradox in 1916, urging his countrymen: 'I bid you go and fight for white Australia in France.' Here, Peter Cochrane examines how the racial preoccupations that shaped Australia's preparation for and commitment to the war have been lost to popular memory
Summary
In the half-century preceding the Great War there was a dramatic shift in the mindset of Australia's political leaders, from a profound sense of safety in the Empire's embrace to a deep anxiety about abandonment by Britain. Collective memory now recalls a rallying to the cause in 1914, a total identification with British interests and the need to defeat Germany. But there is an underside to this story - the belief that the newly federated nation's security, and its race purity, must be bought with blood.
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10679940
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SALS
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1950-
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Cochrane, Peter
Dewey number
994.04
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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True
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  • White Australia policy
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Australia
  • Australia
  • Australia
  • Australia
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adult
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the war for white Australia, 1914-18
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Best we forget : the war for white Australia, 1914-18, Peter Cochrane
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Prepublication record (machine generated from publisher information)
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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000063240463
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
264 pages
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regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781925603750
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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n
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(OCoLC)1041853134
Label
Best we forget : the war for white Australia, 1914-18, Peter Cochrane
Publication
Copyright
Note
Prepublication record (machine generated from publisher information)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000063240463
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
264 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781925603750
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1041853134

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