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4-129 (Text)

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Speaker:
addressee author,male,The Bulletin,un
ns1:discourse_type
Newspaper Article
Word Count :
220
Plaint Text :
ns1:register
Public Written
ns1:texttype
Newspapers & Broadsides
ns1:localityName
http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_South_Wales
Created:
1887
Identifier
4-129
Source
Clark, 1975
pages
800-03
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1340
Identifier
4-129-plain.txt
Title
4-129#Text
Type
Text

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By the term Australian we mean not those who have been merely born in Australia. All white men who come to these shores with a clean record - and who leave behind them the memory of the class-distinctions and the religious differences of the old world; all men who place the happiness, the prosperity, the advancement of their adopted country before the interests of Imperialism, are Australian. In this regard all men who leave the tyrant-ridden lands of Europe for freedom of speech and right of personal liberty are Australians before they set foot on the ship which brings them hither.  Those who fly from an odious military conscription; those who leave their fatherland because they cannot swallow the worm-eaten lie of the divine right of kings to murder peasants, are Australians by instinct - Australian and Republican are synonymous. No nigger, no Chinaman, no lascar, no Kanaka, no purveyor of cheap coloured labour, is an Australian. True to his grovelling and lickspittle nature, the Chinaman in Australia is a toady and a "loyalist", and at least a pretended worshipper of his friend Missa PARKES, who poll-taxes him, and of the regime under which thousands of his countrymen have been slaughtered in order that Imperial opium might be stuffed down their brothers' throats.
The Imperialists are striving sans démordre 

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