Is a White Australia possible? [3 January 1922]

[Editor: An article about the Rev. Dr. John Dunmore Lang, immigration, and White Australia. Published in The Register (Adelaide, SA), 3 January 1922.] Is a White Australia possible? From the Rev. J. C. Kirby:— Dr. John Dunmore Lang, minister of the Scotch Church, Sydney, was the first man of note to propound the doctrine of […]

Information [official notice for settlers going to Western Australia, 30 May 1829]

[Editor: This notice was published for the information of those intending to settle in the Swan River colony (Western Australia). It was published in The Cambrian, or General Weekly Advertiser for the Principality of Wales (Swansea, Wales), 30 May 1829.] Information For the use of those who may purpose to embark as Settlers for the […]

Emigration from England [2 September 1852]

[Editor: This article was published in The Adelaide Morning Chronicle, 2 September 1852.] Emigration from England. The ample confirmation of the golden news from Australia, which every successive vessel takes to Britain, has at length aroused and arrested the attention of all classes in the mother country. Naturally enough, the first result is the production […]

The Dog in the Manger [poem by W. T. Goodge, 7 February 1909]

[Editor: This poem by W. T. Goodge was published in The Sunday Times (Sydney, NSW), 7 February 1909. In this poem Goodge, who was born in England, takes exception to the call of the Labor Council in Newcastle (NSW) to minimise immigration to Australia.] The Dog in the Manger. (For the “Sunday Times.”) [“The Newcastle […]

The immigration report [18 September 1847]

[Editor: Published in The Sydney Morning Herald, 18 September 1847.] The immigration report. This important document, which we yesterday placed before our readers, is inferior to none of its predecessors for the clearness of its views, the perspicuity of its statements, the practical value of its recommendations, or the truthful eloquence of its appeal to […]