Edmund Barton, the first Prime Minister of Australia was a fierce defender of Australian homogeneity, it is no coincidence that he saw to it that the very first bill to be discussed before Parliament was the 'Immigration Restriction Act of 1901' in what he would openly say..

 

" I need make no apology for calling this one of the most important matters with regard to the future of Australia that can engage the attention of this House, nor can I emphasize too strongly the necessity that those who desire legislation in this direction should endeavour to put aside their minor differences, in order to secure the acceptance and passage of a law which will be in the main effective for its purposes."

Edmund Barton was following in the footsteps of the Australian pioneers, even before the federation of this nation, our forefathers ensured that Australia would always be a bastion of a single group of people, to ensure maximimum unity, cohesive living and cultural and economical standards.

The Parliamentary hansard provides us with lots of direct arguments made by Barton, he knew the legacy left to him by the 'Father' of Australia, Henry Parkes. The man who lived through the tubulent racial conflict and failed integration of asiatics in the 19th century. Australia's spirit was behind Parkes in his push to restrict the immigration of immigrants who would not be culturally and economically compatible with the rest of the Australian community.

We were struggling among ourselves for supremacy in a world which we thought of as destined to belong to the Aryan races and to the Christian faith ; to the letters and arts and charm of social manners which we have inherited from the best times of the past. We shall wake to find ourselves elbowed and hustled, and perhaps even thrust aside by peoples whom we looked down upon as servile, and thought of as bound always to minister to our needs. The solitary consolation will be that the changes have been inevitable.

Is that not something to guard against ? I do not pretend to say that there is any immediate danger of that kind, but unless we are careful dangers of that kind are inevitable as time goes on. I do not want to exaggerate them in any way. I do not want to pretend that unless we pass this Bill today we shall have these people coming in in such volume as to overflow and throng our marts, our fields, and all places of our industry. But it is enough that if we do not take action and take it speedily, both the commercial and industrial difficulties of this kind of labour will be growing tendencies which we shall one day repent our not having checked. These are not new opinions of mine ; I have expressed them over and over again, and hold them as strongly, and I think even more strongly, with reference to the prevention of certain Asiatic influxes, as I did when a youth.

 

Barton believed in guarding Australia for the future generations, as today we sit at the precipice where there is no 'immediate' danger of Sharia Law, or the violent threat which enevitably results from the existance of large bodies of Africans - but we must look forward into the future, as the demographics shift just as they have in Europe and the United States. Racial violence, and the abhorrent living in fear of rape, theft and simple xenophobic racism being seen from all races.

History will always tell the Nationalist tale, because there is no time in history in which race mixing has resulted in a peaceful, prosperous and moral society.