Australia’s Afghan history: a sorry tale


Here’s the display in the National Museum of Australia.




Some would argue that the White Australia Policy, officially laid to rest in the 1970s, has emerged again in the racially biased attitudes towards refugees and ethnic profiling in the last two decades. Mahomet Allum ran out of time…

One Response to “Australia’s Afghan history: a sorry tale”

  1. Heather Burness Says:

    There used to be a Koran in this cabinet at the Museum. It’s been taken away. (?) I think it had been borrowed from someone. Why dont they have one of their own? This gallery area is now coming up for refurbishment.
    Have you noticed that Australia is always seen as “out”. “They” were brought “out”. Obviously Australia has never been “in”.
    Perhaps Mahomet Allum died waiting as one can do now waiting for citizenship.

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