Rise Of Nationalism In Australia

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Some Australians felt threatened by the amount of non – Europeans in Australia even though Europeans made up about 98% of the population. There was also a huge surge of nationalism at the time which made people want Australia for what they considered the Australians. The nationalism caused them value a ‘pure’ race of Australians in which there was no room for the migrants who had been living in Australia happily until that point.
Many countries were greatly offended after Australia enacted the Immigration Act of 1901 but particularly Japan. They felt that they were a greater power than Australia and so the discrimination shown by Australia by passing the Immigration Act was a huge insult to them. The dictation test was created so as to limit
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