V. The Modern Period, 1789–1914 > F. The Pacific Region, c. 800–1914 > 3. Australia, 1788–1914 > 1888
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1888
 
The British privy council upheld the exclusion of the Chinese as practiced in Victoria. Thereafter the policy was enforced by all the colonies, and the idea of a “White Australia” met with general acceptance. As a matter of fact, there was growing hostility to any immigration, especially on the part of labor, and the influx of new settlers rapidly declined to a mere trickle.  1
 
1890
 
The Australian colonies and New Zealand agreed to support financially a British naval squadron, to be maintained in Australasian waters.  2
 
Aug. 15
 
Responsible government was established in Western Australia.  3
 
 
 
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