White Australia is, in many ways, the melodramatic invasion narrative par excellence. Set on Marandana Station in the Northern Territory, at the nearby Katherine Telegraph Station, and in the opium dens and joss houses of Port Darwin’s Chinatown in the first decade of the twentieth century, it centres around the Pearse family and their attempts to save Australia from a Japanese attack and occupation of the “White Man’s” land.
The views expressed in White Australia do not reflect the views held by Playlab, any of its employees or affiliates. Playlab has published this work because it is an important historical record of the attitudes held by many in the Australian community at the time, and it has immediate relevance given the current debate about asylum seekers and immigration in general.
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