White supremacist 1914 board game is stark reminder of Australia's racist past


To win a round of the "White Australia Game," players had to "Get the Coloured Men Out and the White Men In."

Kate Naughtin, Education Project Officer at the National Archives of Australia, told ABC News this 1910 board game relic "[Had] very much to do with the White Australia Policy."

"The aim of this game is to get them to change places, getting all the coloured men out and all the white men into Australia which very much was, I suppose, the attitude of the time."

The White Australia Game sold for sixpence, included two extra puzzles, and was advertised as "A New Australian Game for New and Old Australian People".

It was registered by a Francis James Shaw from Coburg in Victoria and was granted speedy copyright approval in 1914.

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