dog licence


dog licence
A contemptuous term for the certificate issued to some Aborigines, exempting them from laws which applied to Aborigines only, especially laws against their buying alcohol. The select few who were awarded a dog licence became 'honorary whites'. Dog licences or dog tags were issued in most states until the 1960s. First recorded 1955.

Australian idioms. 2014.

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