1901 Immigration Restriction Act

This document has historic value because it has direct links with Federation and the drafting of the first Australian Constitution that put in place the law that was the cornerstone of Australia’s ‘White Australia’ policy. Continue reading

1914 Bleriot XI Monoplane

Discover the Louis Bleriot airplane, made by Bleriot Aeronautique, Levallois, Paris, France, 1914. It was flown by Maurice Guillaux with the first Australian airmail from Melbourne to Sydney in 1914. Continue reading

1920 White Australia Game

The game has historic value as evidence of the prevailing view in the early 20th century of Australia’s ethnic purity and the desire to restrict Asians and Pacific Islanders from migrating there. Continue reading