The Coloured Conquest

TitleThe Coloured Conquest
Year for Search1904
Authors[Roydhouse], [Thomas Richard](1862-1943)
Tertiary AuthorsRata, [pseud.]
Date Published1904
PublisherN.S.W. Bookstall Co
Place PublishedSydney, NSW, Australia
KeywordsAotearoa/New Zealand author, Australian author, Male author, Welsh author
Annotation

Dystopia of a world conquest by “Black, Brown and Yellow races”, which takes place between 1904 and 1913. Japan is the dominant country. Much on the war and the novel acts as a plea for a better armed “white” world. The novel is described as written by the last “free” white. Nine-tenths of white men will never see a woman; the other one-tenth will be bred with the most beautiful white women and live in what are called “Fair Lady Colonies”. The boys born will be slaves; the girls will become concubines for the dominant races. All whites not selected for breeding will be slaves working twelve-hour days and fed a rice diet.

Additional Publishers

2nd ed. Sydney, NSW, Australia: N. S. W. Bookstall Co., 1904

Pseudonym

“Rata” [pseud.]

Holding Institutions

A, ATL, M, WiU

Author Note

The author (1862-1943) was born in Wales, moved to New Zealand in the late 1880s and then to Australia, where he remained.

Full Text

1904 [Roydhouse, Thomas Richard] (1862-1943). The Coloured Conquest. By “Rata” [pseud.]. Sydney, NSW, Australia: N. S. W. Bookstall Co. 2nd ed. Sydney, NSW, Australia: N. S. W. Bookstall Co., 1904. A, ATL, M, WiU

Dystopia of a world conquest by “Black, Brown and Yellow races”, which takes place between 1904 and 1913. Japan is the dominant country. Much on the war and the novel acts as a plea for a better armed “white’ world. The novel is described as written by the last “free” white. Nine-tenths of white men will never see a woman; the other one-tenth will be bred with the most beautiful white women and live in what are called “Fair Lady Colonies”. The boys born will be slaves; the girls will become concubines for the dominant races. All whites not selected for breeding will be slaves working twelve-hour days and fed a rice diet. The author was born in Wales, moved to New Zealand in the late 1880s and then to Australia, where he remained.