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'Exemptions from personal service' – Defence Act 1909
||'Exemptions from personal service' – Defence Act 1909
||The Defence Act 1909 prevented people 'not substantially of European origin or descent' from enlisting in wartime. During World War I, this law was to be enforced by medical officers but they did not always abide by the ruling.
||World War I
||Attorney-General's Department, Central Office
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