One Nation senator-elect Pauline Hanson has distanced herself from a series of bizarre claims found in the 1997 book, 'Pauline Hanson: The Truth'.
The book predicts that by 2050 Australia would be run by an Asian lesbian cyborg named Poona Li Hung and that Aboriginals were "savage cannibals" who "ate their own babies."
The 234-page book also suggests that gun control-advocates had "retarded sexual and emotional maturity."
Hanson claims she did not know what was in the book and saw it after it had been edited and published.
This contradicts footage uncovered in an SBS documentary on her life showing Hanson proudly boasting about her 'very informative' book.
The book has two main sections, the first is a collection of the controversial politician’s speeches and the other is an analysis of Asian immigration, Aboriginals, the gun debate and the future of Australia.
In a section on what it calls 'the Aboriginal Question,' a wording chillingly close to what the Nazis called ‘the Jewish Question’ on the persecution of Jews, it cites academics from the early 1930s who claimed that indigenous Australians were "cannibals".
“They killed and ate their own women and children, and occasionally their men. The older women were often killed for eating purposes like livestock,” the book reads.
“We took this land by appropriation, we took it because ... the Aboriginals could not defend it.”
Another part of the book claims Aboriginals “striped with white and yellow warpaint” would attack Chinese immigrants while “screeching like demons from the deepest hell.”
Perhaps the strangest claim in the book is that Australia would soon be overrun by Asians if it did not cease all immigration, continuing to suggest that by the year 2050, Australia would be ruled by President Poona Li Hung, a part-cyborg lesbian of Chinese and Indian descent.
The book also opposed the National Firearms Agreement, which was passed in government in 1996 following the Port Arthur massacre, with the book quoting Sigmund Freud in saying that gun-control advocates were "retarded sexually."
After huge backlash to the book, Hanson claimed it had been compiled by "four anonymous authors and not herself."
In an interview with ABC's Andrew Denton in 2004, Hanson said the book's release was a result of "poor delegation."