Australia’s nationality: A critical “stranger” [14 May 1923]

[Editor: The Rev. T. O’Loughlin advocates for the development of Australia’s sense of nationality; opposing the hold of Scottish, Irish, English and American cultural influences upon Australia.] Australia’s nationality. A critical “stranger.” The Rev. T. O’Loughlin, M.S.H., delivered an eloquent and stirring address to the Christian Brothers’ Old Collegians’ Association on Sunday morning. One portion […]

War children as migrants [24 June 1947]

[Editor: This article illustrates the then common desire to “populate or perish”, to bring in more European migrants to fill Australia’s empty spaces, alluding to the millions of Asians to Australia’s north. Additionally, it is an example of the viewpoint that to be “Australian” was also to be “British”, as evidenced in the desire expressed […]

Disloyalty. Bogus Australianism. Condemned by federal ministers. [25 April 1921]

[Editor: An example of the viewpoint that to be “Australian” was also to be “British”.] Disloyalty. Bogus Australianism. Condemned by federal ministers. Briefly but emphatically Sir Joseph Cook and Sir Granville Ryrie protested on Saturday evening against the spread of disloyalist doctrines. They were speaking at the annual dinner of the Royal Society of St. […]