The author would like to thank Carl Bridge, James Curran, Matthew Jordan and Neville Meaney for all their advice, comments and suggestions on earlier forms of this article, as well as Australian Journal of Politics and History's anonymous reviewers for their comments.
“Leavening British Traditions”: Integration Policy in Australia, 1962–1972
Version of Record online: 14 MAR 2013
© 2013 The Author. Australian Journal of Politics and History © 2013 School of History, Philosophy, Religion and Classics, School of Political Science and International Studies, The University of Queensland and Wiley Publishing Asia Pty Ltd.
Australian Journal of Politics & History
Volume 59, Issue 1, pages 47–62, March 2013
How to Cite
Mann, J. (2013), “Leavening British Traditions”: Integration Policy in Australia, 1962–1972. Australian Journal of Politics & History, 59: 47–62. doi: 10.1111/ajph.12003
- Issue online: 14 MAR 2013
- Version of Record online: 14 MAR 2013
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.