Booklet by Dr. J.C.A. Dique titled 'Immigration the Quiet Invasion', published by Veritas Publishing Co, 1985. In this book Dique accuses the Australian government of the genocide of its White population, stating that 'the repeated objections to Government on immigration policies, the repeated demands for a national referendum on immigration, the complete failure of Government to accede to these demands, trauma which people suffer when they see that a country which been settled and developed by their kith and kin is being deliberately infiltrated by alien races by their own representatives; undoubtedly caused mental harm to many people in this country.' He further suggests that 'as the [Australian] birth rate fell, an expensive programme of immigration in which alien peoples have been introduced, has been launched. This is in effect an attempt to replace one ethnic group with other ethnic groups, all at the expense of the European group.'
190 page booklet. The cover features image of Australia with graphic suggesting immigration flow cracking open Australia.
These publications add to the museum's collection of documents representing the anti-immigration debate in Australia.
It can be challenging to collect documents and other objects relating to anti-immigration and racist organisations, which are characteristically guarded and secretive. This growing collection of documents now represents a span of almost 40 years.
The first League of Rights was founded in SA in 1946; the organisation was nationalised as the Australian League of Rights in 1960. It describes itself as a Christian-based 'political watchdog, equipped to warn the individual about threats to rights and freedoms'. Its platforms include opposition to communism and the Untied Nations, and support of the monarchy. See http://www.alor.org/ for further information. The organization stocks both material published itself or that which supports its generally right wing social views. These particular publications are anti multiculturalism and promote a dominant (ie British) culture for Australia.
It is important to acquire these sorts of documents since they strengthen the representation of diverse community opinion. They will also make a significant contribution to the 'balance' of Gallery 4 now and in the coming years.
Place & Date Published
Text, front cover: IMMIGRATION/The Quiet Invasion/Dr. J.C.A. Dique/M.B., B.S., F.R.C.P.A.
Type of item
13.2 cm (Width), 18.1 cm (Height)