By Jennifer Clark
This can be a fascinating learn of the tales of racial awakening in Australia that marked the arriving of the 'wind of change'. via rigorous examine, the writer indicates how supporters of Indigenous Australians and their struggles for equality driven Australia into the 60s - actually and figuratively. The e-book additionally places the Australian event of the 60s into a global point of view, portrayed as particular yet now not in isolation. learn more... summary: this is often a fascinating learn of the tales of racial awakening in Australia that marked the arriving of the 'wind of change'. via rigorous learn, the writer indicates how supporters of Indigenous Australians and their struggles for equality driven Australia into the 60s - actually and figuratively. The ebook additionally places the Australian event of the 60s into a world standpoint, portrayed as distinctive yet now not in isolation
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Australia’s racial and diplomatic history was closely linked with the defence of domestic jurisdiction as the principle whereby no country interfered with the internal aﬀairs of another unless peace was threatened. The principle was enshrined in the United Nations Charter established at the San Francisco conference of 1945. Australia’s Attorney-General and Minister for External Aﬀairs, HV Evatt, sponsored the amendments to the Dumbarton Oaks Proposals of 1944. ³⁸ Evatt’s interest in this amendment was transparent: Australia’s relationship with Papua New Guinea was tense and open to criticism, the condition of the indigenous population was precarious and the White Australia Policy was notorious internationally.
It was his profession and he was skilled in its practice. ⁵⁸ Inevitably, this heritage and training informed his approach to Sharpeville. ⁶⁴ It also establishes a divide between those who were at the forefront of reform based on moral imperatives and those who could not let go of law. Menzies’ reliance on the law was a personal and professional choice but by 1960 ‘the law’, as it dealt with race, had already been brought into question. The Civil Rights Movement in the United States challenged the morality of local and state law that jeopardised the fair application of the protection aﬀorded by the Constitution.
I should oﬀer a word of warning,’ said Menzies: against the danger of abandoning certain principles which are of very great importance not only in the British Commonwealth of Nations but also in the world at large—principles which have done much to keep the British Commonwealth together and which have done much to preserve peace in the world. The greatest of these principles is that one government…does not interfere in matters which are within the domestic jurisdiction of another. ⁴³ Menzies stuck to this argument and a furore resulted.
Aborigines & activism : race & the coming of the sixties to Australia by Jennifer Clark