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Australian Government Rejects Kimberleys Project, Melbourne Newspaper Reports

September 22, 1939
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The Melbourne Sun reports that the Federal Government of Australia has rejected proposals made by the Freeland League for Jewish Territorial Colonization for settlement of Jews in the East Kimberley region of Western Australia.

The Western Australian Government had previously approved these proposals in principle and Dr. I.M. Steinberg, secretary of the League, had been discussing the proposals with the Federal authorities whose approval was necessary.

According to the Sun, the Federal Government’s rejection of the proposals was based on their policy of opposition to any schemes of group settlement in Australia. No official confirmation of the newspaper’s report was available.

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