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  • GOLDEN COUNTRY : Australia's Changing Identity

    GOLDEN COUNTRY : Australia's Changing Identity
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    ISBN: 9781925603989
    Title: GOLDEN COUNTRY : Australia's Changing Identity
    Author: WATTS TIM
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    John Howard was the unlikely reformer of Australian society. He loosened migration laws, massively boosting the population and making it less white. Simultaneously, his divisive rhetoric about national identity-a legacy of White Australia-hamstrung discussion of these huge changes.

    As the MP for a diverse electorate, the partner of a Hong-Kong-Chinese-Australian and father of Eurasian-Australians, and the descendant of a proponent of laws stopping Chinese people from coming here, Tim Watts asks- Why don't we remember Billy Sing, the Chinese-Australian sharpshooter at Gallipoli, or that Ararat was founded by Chinese miners? Why is Australia's imagined community so far behind our lived community?

    Golden Country challenges us to reckon with the dark heart of Federation, the racial core of the Australian Legend, and to confront outdated notions of Australianness. It crunches the numbers on the economic and social effects of migration, and looks to a more inclusive future.

    Imprint: Text Publishing
    RRP: $32.99

    • Price: $32.99
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