Alfred Deakin
1903-1904; 1905-1908; 1909-1910

Judging from what occurred last century the races that inhabited Australia were gradually passing away. If we had any regrets for this early disappearance of the blacks we had much to be thankful for in thus early getting rid of what might have turned out to be a great nightmare.

Indigenous perspective

I look forward to discussions with the black sailors who arrive frequently on the docks where I work. They are discriminated against in their country just like us. It is good to hear their ideas. I am joining the new Australian branch of the Coloured  Progressive Association. We’ll be there to meet the black boxer and world champion Jack Johnson when he arrives. Fancy being world champion!