Beyond the ‘poison of prejudice’ Indian and Australian women talk about the White Australia policy
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- History Australia, 2015, 12 (1), pp. 116 - 140
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© 2015 Taylor and Francis Group LLC. This article opens two new inquiries into Australia-India relations. First, substantial existing analysis of the White Australia policy after the Second World War begins from Australian perspectives and sources: this article starts from the Indian side. It focuses on Indian women — on what they were reading in public media and what they said in speeches — because Indian women’s personal and political contacts with Australia increased during the Cold War. Secondly, we explore the contemporary potential of cross-cultural collaboration — between researchers from Australian and Indian backgrounds — to identify the dissonances in our interpretations and ask why those differences have arisen. This article has been peer reviewed.
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