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Destination Australia

Migration to Australia since 1901

By Eric Richards

Destination Australia
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  • ISBN: 9780719080371
  • Publish Date: Sep 2008
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
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    Book Information

    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN: 978-0-7190-8037-1
    • Pages: 432
    • Price: £19.99
    • Published Date: September 2008

    Description

    In 1901 most Australians were loyal, white subjects of the British Empire with direct connections to Britain. Within a hundred years, following an unparalleled immigration program, its population was one of the most diverse on earth. No other country has achieved such radical social and

    demographic change in so short a time. Destination Australia tells the story of this extraordinary transformation.

    Against the odds, this change has caused minimal social disruption and tension. While immigration has generated some political and social anxieties, Australia has maintained a stable democracy and a coherent social fabric. One of the impressive achievements of this book is in explaining why this might be so.

    Eric Richards recounts the experiences of many individual migrants from all over the world, examines the dramas and challenges of officials involved in this grand experiment

    and ends up telling a truly remarkable story. Compelling and revealing, Destination Australia is essentially the Australian story of the twentieth century.

    Contents

    Preface
    1 The new century: 1900 and 2000
    2 The slow awakening: 1900-14
    3 Migrants and the Great War: 1914-18
    4 White British Australia resuscitated: the 1920s
    5 Malaise, recrimination and demographic pessimism: the 1930s
    6 Race, refugees, war and the future: 1939-45
    7 Arthur Calwell and the new Australia: 1945-51
    8 The great diversification: the 1950s and 1960s
    9 White Australia dismantled: the 1970s
    10 The end of the heroic days: the 1980s
    11 Whither immigrant Australia?
    12 The new century
    13 Retrospect
    Statistics
    Notes
    Select bibliography
    Index

    Author

    Eric Richards is a member of the Department of History at Flinders University in Adelaide

    Destination Australia

    By Eric Richards

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