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Australia proposes a ban on Māori

Australia proposes a ban on Māori

This article was published in the Dominion newspaper on 30 April 1948. It quotes the Australian minister of immigration claiming that Māori should be excluded from settling in Australia, as they were Polynesian. His comments caused a minor diplomatic storm, and he later apologised.

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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: EA 1, 32/39/4/1 Pt 3

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How to cite this page:

Carl Walrond, 'Māori overseas - Emigration to Australia', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/document/1317/australia-proposes-a-ban-on-maori (accessed 26 January 2022)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 8 Feb 2005