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half-caste

Offensive a person having parents of different races, esp the offspring of a European and an Indian
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"He showed me photographs of half caste children and said this will happen to my son when I go to prison.
At the end of the previous year, the Territory's Police Commissioner had responded agreeably to Stott's request that one of his original employers be recognized as his "nominee" in Adelaide "to safeguard the interests of half castes" sent there from Alice Springs.
What such an exercise in Australian-centred, but trans-imperial, history would also do, is to show how the deeply engrained Christian ethnocentricism, even of such humanitarians, fostered immensely painful and regrettable policies of Aboriginal and 'half caste' child removal and 'forced assimilation', which culminated in the twentieth century.
The most recent addition to this trend is "A Half Caste" and Other Writings, edited by Linda Trinh Moser and Elizabeth Rooney (Watanna's great-granddaughter).
Australians didn't want a third race, and these "half caste" children were considered salvageable: they could be bred to have the aboriginal blood disappear in a few generations.
Yuki, the "augustly despicable half caste" heroine of Winnifred Eaton's second novel, enchanted hundreds of thousands of readers.
Aboriginal children, particularly those who were "half caste" (with one white parent) were forcibly taken from tribal parents and removed to camps run by religious groups.
She was one of the initial intake of `the Colebrook Home for Half Caste Children' when it opened in 1934 near Quorn, SA.
Half-castes" could simply and quickly be bred out of existence by marriage into the white population, a process made easy by the fact that there was a rough correlation between being a "half caste" and already being partially assimilated into Anglo-Australian culture (Neville, 1937: 10).
When police arrived at the scene following reports of the disturbance, the accused approached officers displaying a cut to his hand where he claimed the person responsible was called "Dave," and was a "half caste."
I am of mixed race (new term because we can't say "black, coloured, half caste") and have lived in the borough of Knowsley all my life, 56 years.
This is clearly exemplified by the 'exemption certificate' form which marked candidates (so-called 'half caste' Aboriginal wards of the state) on caste, cleanliness of person and home, and other indicators of public and private status such as occupation and number of children.