Anti-chinese cartoon on the cover of Queensland Punch and Figaro, 14 July 1888. Collection of John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

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With the commencement of the Queensland gold-rushes in the 1860s, large numbers of Chinese miners and businesses arrived, and competition with Europeans led to rising tensions.

A bomb exploded at the Iwasaki resort at Yeppoon on 29 November 1980. It ripped a large crater in an unfinished block of holiday units, causing damage estimated at $1 million.

Following a surprise win in the formerly safe Labor seat of Oxley at the March 1996 Federal election (where she attracted a nation-high swing to her of 19.3%), Pauline Hanson and her divisive views

The 27 May 1967 national Referendum was a turning point in Queensland’s political landscape, though not in the manner ordinarily conceived.

In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, two visions of a white tropical Queensland vied for ascendancy. One was based on the principle of white dominance.

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