Endeavour Online Magazine

Endeavour is the long-running journal of the British Australian Community. The journal began back in 1967, and as of May 2017, it was moved online to make it more accessible for the wider British Community in Australia. You can find the new online blog here.

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Anglophobic historians

Professor Henry Reynolds, born in 1938, is typical of too many historians of his generation. He has dedicated his life to the service of people who are not his own people. The Israelis have a term for Jews who, like Henry, seem to be ashamed of their own culture: they call such people “self-hating Jews”. Continue reading

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Another Anglophobe

“Australia Day is, of course, an artificial fabrication designed by governments, the corporate world, media, Australia Day Councils and smug Anglo-Saxons to ensure that we forget real history.

“That Anglo-Saxon smugness is a resilient child of hypocrisy and racism. The mawkish jingoism, the noisy triumphalism and trumped-up nationalism lead to the xenophobia that treats our humanity as something special and beyond the humanity of others who are not of these shores or of those, the original owners, who live within our shores but have been relegated as relics of history, beyond imagination.”

Thus spake Peter Gebhardt in the Sydney Morning Herald, 26/1/2012.

There is nothing new in Gebhardt’s 2012 views. On Australia Day 2011 he was busy denouncing White Australians as “the usurpers” on this continent, and deriding our constitutional monarchy as dependence on “the regal pantomine in England”. (Note that he wrote “England”, not even “United Kingdom”: such is the strength of his Anglophobia.)

Gebhardt is a retired judge of the County Court of Victoria. Before that he was headmaster of Geelong College for 10 years, “leaving the school in 1985 after a disagreement with the school council” (according to The Age, 2/6/2003). He now writes books of poetry, sometimes illustrated by and introduced by Aborigines.

It therefore goes without saying that Gebhardt is a darling of the Anglophobic Age/SMH/ABC crowd. If he had slandered any other ethnic group with a negative adjective such as “smug”, Gebhardt would have been roundly denounced by those who currently praise him. Alas, it seems that in today’s Australia, putting the boot into Anglo-Saxons is a sure path to praise in certain circles.

Here is an extract from one of Gebhardt’s Anglophobic poems:

Forget the ancestral trespassers,
The heritage forbears,
The gin and bitters people,
They didn’t ask,
They just used their guns
Across the waters,
Across the sands,
Across the plains,
Across the hills.

No decision-time then,
As the map was bloodied
To imperial pink.

In this bit of trite racial hatred, Anglo-Saxons are depicted as “trespassers” and alcoholic murderers. We will leave it to readers to decide on this work’s poetic merit – if any.

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Aussie Court backs BAC

On the 28th of September, 2011, Judge Mordecai Bromberg of the Federal Court of Australia handed down a ruling against Herald Sun columnist Andrew Bolt and his employer, News Limited.

The case involved columns written by Bolt, in which he allegedly “conveyed offensive messages about fair-skinned Aboriginal people, by saying that they were not genuinely Aboriginal and were pretending to be Aboriginal so they could access benefits that are available to Aboriginal people.” Judge Bromberg found Mr Bolt guilty under certain sections of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975.

This publication has always, to its limited ability, stood up for freedom of speech. We therefore deplore any infringements on freedom of speech, except in the most extreme cases.

But Judge Bromberg’s decision contained at least one silver lining. In point 22 of his Summary, the judge stated:

In reaching those conclusions, I have observed that in seeking to promote tolerance and protect against intolerance in a multicultural society, the Racial Discrimination Act must be taken to include in its objectives tolerance for and acceptance of racial and ethnic diversity. At the core of multiculturalism is the idea that people may identify with and express their racial or ethnic heritage free from pressure not to do so. People should be free to fully identify with their race without fear of public disdain or loss of esteem for so identifying.

Amen to that! We’re not lawyers here at Endeavour, but we hope and trust that Judge Bromberg’s ruling sets a legal precedent allowing Anglo-Celtic people to be free to fully identify with our race without fear of public disdain or loss of esteem for so identifying.

The British Australian Community intends to do just that.

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Anglophobia – 7.8% of Australian residents hate Brits

On 23/2/2011 the (Melbourne) Herald Sun newspaper published the results of a very large study which concluded that Australian residents of all racial, religious and ethnic backgrounds particularly disliked specific groups of other Australian residents.

The study, released by Kevin Dunn of the University of Western Sydney, was conducted over 12 years and involved 12,500 respondents.

According to the study the most disliked group, rejected by 48.6% of the general population, is Muslims.

Aborigines are disliked by 27.9%

Black Africans are disliked by 27.0%

Asians are disliked by 23.8%

Jews are disliked by 23.3%

Italians are disliked by 11.0%

Christians are disliked by 9.7%

British people are disliked by 7.8%

That last figure is alarming. Within the lifetime of some readers, Australia was an overwhelmingly British nation. Even during the period of massive immigration after World War 2, people from the United Kingdom and Ireland were by far the largest group of immigrants to Australia. People from other northern European nations were a clear second.

Therefore it is extremely unlikely that the 7.8% of the Aussie population which dislikes British people are “traditional Australians”. Equally, it is very likely that this 7.8% is mostly made up of people from more recent migrant waves, such as those from the Middle East, Africa and Asia.

If that’s the case, then another way of expressing it would be to say that we now have a core group here, 7.8% of the total population, who hate Anglo-Celts.

These people are having more children than the rest of us, and they are coming here in greater numbers, so obviously their numbers will continue to increase — and therefore so will Anglophobia.

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