TLF ID M008275
This video clip looks at the political forces and propaganda campaigns that tried to fill Australia with 'pure white' immigrants. 'Immigration: fill it or lose it' is an excerpt from the documentary 'Admission impossible' (54 min), produced in 1992. For much of the 20th century, successive Australian governments pursued a policy of deporting, and barring entry to, any race of people they considered undesirable. This was known as the White Australia policy. 'Admission impossible' is the true story of the behind-the-scenes political forces and the propaganda campaigns that attempted to populate Australia with 'pure white' migrants only. A Film Australia National Interest Program. Produced with the assistance of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.