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HALF. One equal part of a thing divided into two parts, either in fact or in contemplation. A moiety. This word is used in composition; as, half cent, half dime, &c.

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5) Paradoxically, though half-caste denoted an "in-between" statistical category, the allocation of half-castes to either the Maori or European population served to solidify the notion of Maori and European as separate races (Kukutai forthcoming).
Our mothers used to paint us with charcoal, but when we swam in the river our colour would come back and they would know we were half-castes.
It is not casual that it is the half-caste, and not the police, who crosses the border and goes after the priest.
Thomas seemingly gave up on instituting the legislation necessary to alter the legal status of Anglo-Africans, however he continued to restrict the rights of Anglo-Africans he regarded as "natives"; for instance, he forbid the "sale of liquor to a particular half-caste who was living [in] native fashion".
1) The Chief Protector may cause any Aboriginal or half-caste to be kept within the boundaries of any reserve or Aboriginal institution or to be removed to and kept within the boundaries of any reserve or Aboriginal institution, or to be removed from one reserve or Aboriginal institution to another reserve or Aboriginal institution, and to be kept therein.
He said: "I referred to a recent criminal case in London where a police officer had referred to a suspect as a half-caste and the judge had stopped the case as he saw this remark as racist.
The man who took the bike is described as half-caste in colour, about 5ft 10in, of quite heavy build, with black hair which was tightly curled, and a scar on the left of his temple.
The children are half-caste Aborigines and the rationale for their removal is justified by the chief protector of natives in Western Australia, an English-born public servant named A.
Rabbit-Proof Fence (PG) *** Director Philip Noyce's gut-wrenching true-life drama set in 1930s Australia where half-caste children were removed from mothers to be ``educated''.
7 (8) Rabbit-Proof Fence (PG) Three half-caste Aborigine kids trek across the Outback.
In the closing moments of Rabbit-Proof Fence, two elderly half-caste Aboriginal women stand in a bush landscape and look directly into the lens of a video camera.