Stock ID #178060 The White Australia Question. Its Relation to a White Australia and the Development of our Tropical Territory. E. W. COLE.

The White Australia Question. Its Relation to a White Australia and the Development of our Tropical Territory.

Melbourne. E. W. Cole Book Arcade. 1903. Fourth Edition. Stock ID #178060

Numerous black & white photographic reproductions and illustrations. Red cloth covered boards, the front cover, printed, black ink: 'The White Australia Question / By E. W. Cole / Contents: / 1. - A White Australia Impossible. / 2. - The Cause of Color in Mankind. / 3. - The Whole Human Race is Mixing. / 4. - The Negro. / With over 100 Illustrations. Spine printed in black. Small, closed tear to upper spine margin, small prior owner name stamped on the front free endpaper, some neat, pencilled marginalia on a few pages. Each of the four parts in paginated separately with a total of 149pp. A very good copy of an extremely scarce collection of pamphlets. 18.5 x 13cm

The fourth edition of this book. Cole presents four essays on the topics 'A White Australia Impossible', 'The Cause of Colour in Mankind', 'The Whole Human Race is Mixing' and 'The Negro', taking the then radical step of arguing that a White Australia Policy and the associated laws were undesirable and unchristian. The book ends with several pages of drawings and photographs of people organized by racial type, including 'Negros of Africa', Group of Kaffir Women', 'Group of Educated Kaffirs' and 'American Negros'.
Edward William Cole was a bookshop proprietor and renowned visionary, who believed that education was the saviour of humankind and that all people were equal. He dreamed of a world with one government and one language, and of a time when war no longer occurred. -Museums Victoria.

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