TITLE

Empire, Race, Naturalisation: the Naturalisation Act 1903 (Cth)

AUTHOR(S)
Snoek, Kartia
PUB. DATE
January 2012
SOURCE
Melbourne Historical Journal;2012, Vol. 40 Issue 1, p103
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the Australian legislation the Naturalisation Act 1903. It examines racism and racial aspects of naturalisation in the Commonwealth of Australia during the early 20th century, the requirements for naturalisation set out in the legislation, and the political initiative known as the White Australia Policy that aimed to place limitations on non-white immigrants in Australia. The article also discusses the impact of the Naturalisation Act upon indigenous peoples, the term natural-born British subjects, and the case of naturalised British subject Ah Sheung. The article discusses race in the naturalisation process within the British Empire and the legislation the British Nationality and Status of Aliens Act 1914.
ACCESSION #
99683437

 

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