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1. General
2. Emigration in the 18th & 19th centuries
The Convicts
Emigrant Groups
3. The 20th century "White Australia" policy
Policy
Stages of immigration
Child Migrants: The Forgotten Children
and in reverse...
4. Asian Immigration
5. Global Immigration
6. Aboriginal Impact
 
 
 
Also see these casahistoria emigration pages:

European Emigration
The Emigrant Homelands
Case Study 1: USA & Canada
Case Study 2: Argentina



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1. General                           
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2. Immigration in the 18th & 19th centuries


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The Convicts

Immigrant Groups

  • Sailing to South Australia Account of sea passages in the mid 19th century. Primary & editorial content a little mixed in places, but a useful resource for information.

from Great Britain

      from Continental Europe

  • German-speakers in Australia A history of German-speaking immigration in Australia. Includes a section for students. 
  • German Migration to Australia An Immigration Discovery Centre Reference Sheet on German migrants in Australia, from Victoria Immigration Museum.
  • Sharing the Lode Story of migrants to Broken Hill from non-English speaking backgrounds who have made Broken Hill their home since 1883. Seventy migrants from eleven nationalities share their stories in this online pdf based exhibition
  • The Occupation of the Greeks Interesting & well detailed survey of first generation occupations/incomes in Australia. Very slow to load - be patient! Produced by the Greek Govt.
  • Italian migration in NSW Clearly set out photo based online exhibition documenting Italian migration and Italian life in NSW from the late nineteenth century to the present. NSW Migration Heritage Centre.
  • Croatian Migration to Australia An Immigration Discovery Centre reference sheet on Croatian migrants in Australia, from Victoria Immigration Museum.
  • Dutch Migration to Australia An Immigration Discovery Centre Resource Sheet on Dutch migrants in Australia, from Victoria Immigration Museum.

 

 

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3. The 20th Century "White Australia" policy


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Policy

The Stages of Immigration

  • Belongings Tells the story of immigrants who arrived in the decades immediately after the Second World War when the Australian Government actively pursued a policy of ‘populate or perish’. Belongings tells the stories of some of these people through personal mementos, photographs and memories. NSW Migration Heritage Centre
  • So Much Sky Looks at the history of the largest and longest-lasting Reception Centre at the former Bonegilla Army Camp on the border between New South Wales and Victoria. Well presented. Good context description, maps. images. NSW Migration Heritage Centre.
  • World War II Refugees to Australia Passenger lists of individuals and families that migrated to Australia during and after World War II from various European Countries including Germany, Hungary, Russia, Ukraine, Latvia, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Romania, etc.
      Post World War II Migrant Ships: (from Victoria Immigration Museum)
  • Fairsea Originally designed as a passenger and cargo ship, the Fairsea was converted for naval service during WWII, but after the war its role was to transport immigrants in less than ideal comfort.  
  • Australis The Australis was the last ship to carry government assisted immigrants to Australia. It was fondly remembered for its grandeur and luxury Art Deco interior.
  • Castel Felice The Castel Felice was 22 years old when it was refitted to transport British, German and Italian immigrants. Despite its age, it carried over 100,000 immigrants to Australia and New Zealand.  
  • Johan Van Oldenbarnevelt The Johan Van Oldenbarnevelt was built in 1929 to service the trade route between the Netherlands and Indonesia. After WWI, it was mainly used to transport Dutch immigrants to Australia.
  • Orcades The Orcades was the first purpose-built passenger vessel to enter the Australian migrant trade after World War II. Many immigrants remember her sense of style and feeling of “old world” luxury.
  • Patris In 1959 the Patris became the first liner in the Greek-owned Chandris fleet. The ship was popular with passengers, many of whom were heading to Australia with a sense of adventure.
Child Migrants: The Forgotten Children
and in reverse?
  • The Ship of Brides BBC audio report (about 10mins). Recalling an epic journey from Australia. On the second of July 1946 – to the strains of a brass band – HMS Victorious steamed out of Sydney Harbour with an unusual cargo… six hundred war brides on route to Britain to meet their husbands.
  • Emigration from Australia Australian Govt site. looks at reasons and statistics of Australians leaving Australia for elsewhere....   §

 

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4. Asian immigration


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5. Global Immigration

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6. Aboriginal Impact


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Aboriginal Occupation

Australia 1836

Charting the Gulfs

Europeans: The Entry Phase

Exploration

Taking Possession

Organizing a Colony

1850: The Province Established

Land Survey and Disposal

1865: Consolidation and Expansion

Copper, Grain and Wool

1890: Depression and Experiment

Rural Developments 1890 - 1920

The Territory Connection

1920: The Farmers' State

Between The Wars

1950: Forging an Industrial State

Aborigines and Europeans

Aboriginal Lands

Aboriginal Population

1985: Achievement and Uncertainty

 






 
 
 
Also see these casahistoria emigration pages:

 

               
European Emigration Home Page:
The Emigrants: specific history of emigration from:
  • Gt Britain & Ireland | Northern Europe | Western Europe | Eastern Europe & Jewish Diaspora | Southern Europe

Case Study 1: USA & Canada
Case Study 2: Argentina
Case Study 3: Australia
 

 




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