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1934 Kisch-Griffin Defence Committee petition card to Attorney-General Robert Menzies demanding release of Egon Kisch & Gerald Griffin jailed "because they could not pass an absurd language test which is not given to all immigrants...", minor blemishes, unused. [This was a major cause célèbre. Kisch was a German Jew & Communist who was invited by private groups to lecture in Australia. He was considered political dynamite, was treated as a criminal & deported on the "Strathaird", from which he jumped overboard, breaking a leg]
1909 real photo "Survivors Clan Ranald Wreck 31.1.09", unused. Ex Bronte Watts. [This was one of the worst shipwrecks in South Australian waters. Six Europeans - including the captain - & 34 crew members died. The 20 surviving seaman - all of various Asian origins - fell foul of Australia's then official "White Australia" policy; they were seized, handprinted & deported!]