Here is a nice (so to speak) newspaper
article of May 1944 about how some Australians viewed the Italians
working in Queensland. Clearly, if the chief editor allowed himself
to refer to the Italians as dagoes, it means that there was within
the readership enough support for such an attitude.
These were the times of the White
Australia Policy, and Italians, like all Southern Europeans, were
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