The history of white supremacy in Australia and New Zealand

White supremacy has deep roots in Australia and New Zealand, going back to when the British colonized both countries in the early 1800s. By the early 1900s, the countries adopted strict immigration policies called "White New Zealand" and "White Australia." Those policies required literacy tests for immigrants. The policies ended in the mid-1970s. However, some white nationalist ideas continue.



  • David Atkinson - Associate Professor Of History at Purdue University, and author of “The Burden of White Supremacy: Containing Asian Migration in the British Empire and the United States”