Synopses & Reviews
This book traces the patterns and impact of immigration to Australia since 1945, focusing on immigrants from non-English-speaking backgrounds who came to New South Wales. Australia has been diversified by the range of immigrants who have come to its shores, a diversification that has been welcomed by some and vehemently opposed by others. The book describes the personal experience of many newcomers to Australia, who came as displaced persons, refugees, on business migration programs or independently. Their testaments show that while some were invited and encouraged to share in the Australian experiment, others have been treated as intruders.
"...illustrates the human face of migration with a number of biographies of migrants drawn from interviews...The book is well documented." Choice
Traces the patterns and impact of immigration to Australia since 1945, focusing on immigrants from non-English speaking backgrounds who came to New South Wales.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 263-266) and index.
Table of Contents
Introduction; Part I: 1. Immigration in Colonial Australia; 2. Immigration of the non-English speaking born, 1901-1945; 3. Migration in European history; 4. Australia plans new directions in migration; Part II: 5. Displaced persons: pioneers in a new immigration 1947-1952; 6. Assimilation for new arrivals, 1952-1965; 7. Integration in Australian society, 1966-1980; 8. Multiculturalism for all Australians; 9. The New South Wales Ethnic Affairs Commission; Notes; Select bibliography; Index.