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The main thing is to shut them out’ The Deployment of Law and the Arrival of Russians in Australia 1913-1925: An histoire1

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Abstract


  • On Tuesday 10 August 1915, a 25 year old Russian named Neplen

    Matanakes was allowed to disembark from the SS Empire in Brisbane,

    the capital city of the state of Queensland in the recently federated

    Australia. A year into World War I, Neplen’s journey had started a

    few weeks earlier in the Chinese Russian city of Harbin. Like other

    Russians before him, Neplen made his way to the Japanese seaport of

    Dairen (or Dalny), also located on the Chinese mainland. He then

    joined the SS Empire at Kobe, Japan, on one of its regular round trips

    to Australia and, after brief stops in Hong Kong and Manila, the

    steamer arrived in Darwin on 1 August 1915. The three unnamed

    Russians on board were mentioned in dispatches telegraphed south.

    Brisbane was the SS Empire’s first capital city landfall in Australia

    and, by disembarking here, Neplen followed the path of thousands

    of other Russians who arrived in Australia through its most northerly

    state capital (Govor 1997).

Publication Date


  • 2011

Citation


  • M. Leiboff, 'The main thing is to shut them out’ The Deployment of Law and the Arrival of Russians in Australia 1913-1925: An histoire1' (2011) 15 Law Text Culture 233-268.

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1732&context=lawpapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lawpapers/720

Number Of Pages


  • 35

Start Page


  • 233

End Page


  • 268

Volume


  • 15

Place Of Publication


  • Australia

Abstract


  • On Tuesday 10 August 1915, a 25 year old Russian named Neplen

    Matanakes was allowed to disembark from the SS Empire in Brisbane,

    the capital city of the state of Queensland in the recently federated

    Australia. A year into World War I, Neplen’s journey had started a

    few weeks earlier in the Chinese Russian city of Harbin. Like other

    Russians before him, Neplen made his way to the Japanese seaport of

    Dairen (or Dalny), also located on the Chinese mainland. He then

    joined the SS Empire at Kobe, Japan, on one of its regular round trips

    to Australia and, after brief stops in Hong Kong and Manila, the

    steamer arrived in Darwin on 1 August 1915. The three unnamed

    Russians on board were mentioned in dispatches telegraphed south.

    Brisbane was the SS Empire’s first capital city landfall in Australia

    and, by disembarking here, Neplen followed the path of thousands

    of other Russians who arrived in Australia through its most northerly

    state capital (Govor 1997).

Publication Date


  • 2011

Citation


  • M. Leiboff, 'The main thing is to shut them out’ The Deployment of Law and the Arrival of Russians in Australia 1913-1925: An histoire1' (2011) 15 Law Text Culture 233-268.

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1732&context=lawpapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lawpapers/720

Number Of Pages


  • 35

Start Page


  • 233

End Page


  • 268

Volume


  • 15

Place Of Publication


  • Australia