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Destination Australia By Eric Richards

Destination Australia
by Eric Richards

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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. This book tells the story of this extraordinary transformation.
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Destination Australia: Migration to Australia Since 1901 by Eric Richards

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.

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About Eric Richards


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

Table of 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

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GOR004804651
Destination Australia: Migration to Australia Since 1901 by Eric Richards
Eric Richards
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Manchester University Press
2008-09-29
432
0719080371
9780719080371
Winner of NSW Premier's Literary Awards: Community Relations Commission Award 2009
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