From this time forward, I pledge my loyalty to Australia and its people, whose democratic beliefs I share, whose rights and liberties I respect, and whose laws I will uphold and obey.
This essay will
discuss whether or not Australia’s
‘Anglo’ national identity is perpetuated through assimilation, or is it constantly
changing through ‘hybridity?’ This essay will also deliberate between the
possibility that assimilation and hybridity are both requirements for the
creation of Australia’s Anglo identity. It will consider
Australia’s Assimilation Policy through an analysis of the writings of James
and Graeme Turner along
with several Australian Cultural Studies theorists. This essay will also make
reference to the Australian movie, ‘The wog Boy,’ to
assist in this discussion.
 Citizenship. 2010. The Australian Citizenship Pledge. http://www.citizenship.gov.au/ceremonies/pledge/
 J. Jupp. 2001, ‘The Institutions of Culture: Multiculturalism’, in Culture in Australia, eds. Bennett, T. & Carter, D., Cambridge University Press.
 Turner, Graeme. 1994, ‘Redefining the Nation: From Purity to Hybridity’, in Making it National: nationalism and Australian popular culture, Allen and Unwin: Sydney.
 Aleksi Vellis. 1999. The ‘wog’ Boy.assimilation