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Retribution

Neither Western Australia nor Tasmania has received German immigration to a large extent. —Dr C. Hennings, University of Freiburg, “The German Settlers of Australia”, Anglo-German Review, August 1937 In his rambling, quasi-autobiographical treatise of 1941, Eucalyptus, the eccentric architect and aesthete W. Hardy Wilson foresaw an Australian future in which Asians occupied the continent north of the Murray, while whites were restricted to points south and especially to Tasmania, where the author had spent the years 1931–35 in self-imposed exile amongst a stock he praised for their untainted strain of “British” blood. Puzzling as it may seem that someone would…

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