Dictation test abolished

Dictation test abolished

Dictation classes.
Image courtesy of State Library of New South Wales:
Government Printing Office
8 October, 1958

The Revised Migration Act 1958 introduces a simpler system of entry permits and abolishes the controversial Dictation Test introduced at Federation in 1901.

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