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Immigrants needed to pass a dictation test to get into Australia (jan 2, 1901 – may 5, 1958)

Description:

The Act provided that any would-be immigrant could be subjected to a 50 word dictation test:

"Any person who when asked to do so by an officer fails to write out at dictation and sign in the presence of the officer a passage of fifty words in length in an European language directed by the officer"

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Date:

jan 2, 1901
may 5, 1958
~ 57 years
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