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Matthew Jordan

Dr Matthew Jordan (PhD, University of Sydney) is Head of the Historical Research Section in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and General Editor of Documents on Australian Foreign Policy. He has published mostly in the area of Australian foreign policy history, focusing especially on the role played by ideas of race and nation in shaping Australia’s attitudes to the world. This includes a number of articles and book chapters on the origins and nature of the White Australia policy and, more recently, a documentary study of Australia and the Rhodesian Problem, 1961–1972 (UNSW Press, 2017). He is working on a follow-up volume covering Australia’s approach to Zimbabwean independence and a documentary history of the liberalisation and abolition of the White Australia policy from the 1940s to the 1970s.

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