This badge from 1910 was produced by the Australian Natives' Association, comprising Australian-born whites. Prime Minister Alfred Deakin was a member. It shows the use of the slogan "White Australia" at that time.
The term White Australia Policy comprises various historical policies that intentionally favoured immigration to Australia from certain European countries, (especially Britain). It came into fruition with the Federation in 1901, and was progressively dismantled between 1949 and 1973. In 1966, the Holt Liberal Government introduced the Migration Act, 1966, a watershed moment in immigration reform, it effectively dismantled the White Australia Policy and increased access to non-European…
The term White Australia Policy comprises various historical policies that intentionally restricted non-white immigration to Australia. It arose with Federation in and the policies were progressively dismantled between 1949 and
Jan O’Hoy BEM (1913-1980) Jan was born in the Toishan district son of Bendigo storekeeper. He arrived in Australia in 1923. Receiving both a standard Western and a traditional Chinese education, Jan bacame an interpreter between the two cultures. As Secretary of the Bendigo Chinese Association and can be given much of the credit for the survival of the Chinese contribution to the Easter Parade as community numbers declined dramatically due to the strictures of the White Australia Policy.
Que O’Hoy was born in China’s Guangdong Province, son of Bendigo storekeeper Louey O’Hoy. Que joined his father in Bendigo in 1894, and within ten years had taken over the Bridge Street store Sun Ack Goon, which he continued to run until his death in 1964. In 1960 Que O’Hoy was able to became an Australian citizen, as restrictions of the White Australia Policy which had brought so much uncertainty into his family’s lives, eased.