100 Years - The Australian Story, Episode 2
The Rise and Fall of White Australia - Explores Australia's startling transformation from a racially exclusive identity to a belief in cultural diversity.
Australian identity was based on the White Australia policy - white was right. It took over sixty years for this central plank of our nationhood to be overturned and replaced.
This series looks at Australia's march to full independence, our desire to create a land of the 'fair go'; the unfinished business of relations with Aboriginal Australia and the reliance on the great and powerful friends of Britain and the US.
©2001 ABC Television. Produced and directed by Deborah Masters and Sue Spencer. Writer and interviewer Paul Kelly.