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"Dear Mr. Brown": Migrants, Security and the Cold War

Deery, Phillip (2005) "Dear Mr. Brown": Migrants, Security and the Cold War. History Australia, 2 (2). 40-1-40-12. ISSN 1449-0854

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Abstract

The historiography of the Cold War has generally overlooked issues of ethnicity and immigration. By focusing on the case of one left-wing migrant from Cyprus, this article retrieves from historical obscurity the battles for citizenship rights that many migrants faced in Cold War Australia. The article throws light on the serious implications that existed for those who fell foul of the security establishment and argues that, on the principle of deportation, ASIO’s position was more draconian than that of the Department of Immigration.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID9536, Cold War Australia, citizenship rights, ethnicity, immigration
Subjects: Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Social Sciences and Psychology
FOR Classification > 2103 Historical Studies
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Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 20 Mar 2012 03:27
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2012 03:27
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/2719
DOI: 10.2104/ha050040
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