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chapter six

Fears of hungry Asian hordes returned after World War II. The article asks, ‘Could we, with 7,000,000 people, hope to hold Australia as a White Reserve against the coloured masses of the Orient?’

Source: “Seven Million – Not Enough!”. Argus (Melbourne), 17 November 1945, 1.

There was a travelling stock route here once and overgrazing left the area vulnerable. The scald was littered with small clusters of charcoal and fossilised fat – the old campfires of the Wailwan.