"Leavening British Traditions": Integration Policy in Australia, 1962-1972

Jatinder MANN*

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During the period 1962-72 integration replaced assimilation as official government policy in dealing with migrants in Australia. Migrants were now encouraged to incorporate themselves into the dominant Anglo-Celtic society but also to retain elements of their own culture. The policy emerged in response to the unravelling of Britishness and the incremental dismantling of the White Australia policy as the twin pillars of Australian national identity. The "new nationalism", which stressed a more independent and home grown Australian image, arose as a possible replacement to British race patriotism towards the end of this period. At the same time whiteness was also broken down.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)47-62
Number of pages16
JournalAustralian Journal of Politics and History
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2013

Scopus Subject Areas

  • History
  • Political Science and International Relations


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