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  Migratory history of Australia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The White Australia Policy, the policy of excluding all non-white people from the Australian continent, was the official policy of all governments and all mainstream political parties in Australia from the 1890s to the 1950s, and elements of the policy survived until the 1970s.
Immigration was still restricted to Europeans in most circumstances, although the White Australia Policy was gradually eased from the 1950s onwards.
During that decade, Australia first began to adopt a policy of multiculturalism, with Minister of Immigration Al Grassby introducing the term "multiculturalism", and speaking of the merits of "ethnic pluralism", where "each ethnic group desiring it, is permitted to create its own cultural heritage indefinitely, while taking part in the general life of the nation".
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/History_of_immigration_to_Australia   (1910 words)

 History of Australia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The interpretation of the history of Australia is currently the matter of contention, particularly regarding the treatment of Indigenous Australians.
A gold rush began in Australia in the early 1850s, and the Eureka Stockade rebellion in 1854 was an early expression of nationalist sentiment—the flag that was used to represent it has been seriously considered by some as an alternative to the Australian flag.
Australia remains a constitutional monarchy with Queen Elizabeth II the Queen of Australia; the 1999 referendum to establish a republic was marginally rejected.
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 History of Australia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Australia was uninhabited until stone-culture peoples arrived, perhaps by boat across the waters separating the island from the Indonesia archipelago about 40,000 years ago.
Australia was one of the founders of both the United Nations and the South Pacific Commission (1947), and in 1950, it proposed the Colombo Plan to assist developing countries in Asia.
Australia also sent troops to assist South Vietnamese and U.S. forces in Vietnam and joined coalition forces in the Persian Gulf conflict in 1991, and in Iraq in March 2003.
www.historyofnations.net /oceania/australia.html   (1131 words)

 Migration Information Source - Australia's Continuing Transformation
Additional immigration was encouraged from northern and southern Europe, and later from the Middle East.
These tenets were established alongside a primary commitment to Australia and the acceptance of such basic structures and principals as the Constitution, freedom of speech, and equality of the sexes.
As Australia's economy evolved in the post-war period, the country shifted from a reliance on foreign workers for manufacturing and other sectors to a broader approach.
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 The Virtual Jewish History Tour - Australia
While Australia had been known to Europeans since its discovery in the sixteenth century, the English were the first to settle there on a permanent basis, aside from the native Aboriginal population.
Immigration did not let up, and, in 1989, the flow of primarily South African immigrant was augmented by refugees from the newly disbanded Soviet Union.
Australia maintains friendly relations with the State of Israel, and was one of the strongest proponents of partition.
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/vjw/australia.html   (1583 words)

 Immigration issues in Australia Journal of Population Research - Find Articles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The effect of immigration on Australia's population growth and composition became an important issue during the 1980s and 1990s.
Public debate was focused on ethnic diversity and social cohesion, and on the effect of immigration on government expenditure, population growth and the environment.
The Bureau of Immigration Research (later the Bureau of Immigration, Multicultural and Population Research until closed in 1996) was set up by the Australian government to conduct research and inform it and the public on these issues.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0PCG/is_2002_Sept/ai_105657375   (878 words)

 The Changing Face: Non-white emigration into Europe, America and Australia
Prior to the 1970s, virtually all immigration to Australia was White: however, like the rest of Europe and North America, the last 25 years of the 20th century has seen a massive increase in non-White immigration into Australia, mostly from Asian countries.
The principal reasons for this growth were the continued high level of immigration and the associated increase in the numbers of younger people in the childbearing and childrearing age groups.
The 1960s will also go down in history as having introduced one of the most significant factors to affect White numbers in the entire history of the world: the development of the birth control pill, or oral contraceptive, which was first approved for use in the United States in 1965.
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 Australia’s Immigration History | Vibewire 3.0   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Although the term wasn’t used in official documents, this philosophy of immigration restriction was commonly and publicly known as the “White Australia Policy” and remained the basis of Australian immigration until the 1950s.
In 1978 our immigration policy was reviewed again and changes were made to the intake quotas from annual targets to three year rolling targets with a view to increasing the country’s population over the next two decades.
He remarked that Australians resented the large numbers of Asian immigrants to Australia, that the Government had shifted dramatically from the extreme of White Australia to actively favouring mass Asian immigration, and that Australia needed to be cohesive, not “a nation of many nations”.
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 Ancient heritage, modern society - Australia in Brief - Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
They wanted Australia to be harmonious, united and egalitarian, and had progressive ideas about human rights, the observance of democratic procedures and the value of a secret ballot.
In 1914 the male population of Australia was less than 3 million, yet almost 400 000 of them volunteered to fight in the war.
The ethnic diversity produced by post-war immigration, the decline of the United Kingdom and the Vietnam War (to which Australia sent troops) all contributed to an atmosphere of political, economic and social change.
www.dfat.gov.au /aib/history.html   (1444 words)

 Brief History of Immigration   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
European settlement of Australia began in 1788 with the establishment of a penal colony, as Britain needed to relieve its overcrowded prisons, from the famine in Ireland and the Highland clearances of Scotland, as well as some of it being due to Britains loss of her American colonies.
Australia also provided a base for the Royal Navy in the eastern sea and could be used as an entry point for economic opportunities.
Then Captain John Macarthur brought in the Spanish merino sheep and Australia developed from a prison to a pastoral colony with the expansion of the wool growing industry coupled with a fervent desire on the part of settlers to acquire more and more land using labour from convicts and aboriginals.
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 Immigration Info Australia - About Australia - History
The original inhabitants of Australia were the Aborigines who probably landed on the island continent around 40,000 years ago.
After World War II, Australia accepted many immigrants from a war-torn Europe, particularly from Italy and Greece, and since the 1970’s there have been huge increases in Asian immigration to its shores.
The very many cultures and races living harmoniously in Australia in the 21st century is testament to the success of its own particular brand of modern multiculturalism.
www.immigrationinfoaustralia.com /Contents/about_australia_history.asp   (384 words)

 World History Compass, Australian and New Zealand History
A transcription of all of Lachlan Macquarie's journals describing his tours of inspection in Australia entitled: Lachlan Macquarie Governor of New South Wales; Journals of his Tours in New South Wales and Van Diemen's Land 1810 -1822.
Situated in Sydney, the Parliament of New South Wales is the oldest Parliament in Australia.
History of the industrial labour movement in New Zealand.
www.worldhistorycompass.com /austral.htm   (579 words)

Australia's First Fleet - features a news article and a list of the convicts who were aboard.
Immigration, racism and Australian capitalism Left wing article by Phil Griffiths, but has merits of analysis.
Immigration and Economic Growth in the Age of Mass Migration.
www.casahistoria.net /australia_immigration.htm   (1240 words)

 Australia History - Flags, Maps, Economy, Geography, Climate, Natural Resources, Current Issues, International ...
Sickness and disease were so rife, most of those who survived were barely able to walk, the Fleet has come to be known as the 'Death Fleet'.
In 1988, the year of the bicentenary of European settlement, Aboriginals marked the year with a massive march for 'Freedom, Justice and Hope', named it a Year of Mourning, but also celebrated their survival.
Today, Australia has come a long way, we now have an advanced Reconciliation movement, in an attempt to heal some of the pain of Australia's past.
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The Aranda people of Central Australia believe that sometime in the distant past, sleeping superhuman beings, who were at the one time human and animal, spontaneously broke throught he surface of a cold and lifeless earth.
Historians and archaeologists argue that Aborigines came to Australia from Southeast Asia many thousands of years ago, when the sea levels were much lower than they are today and when Papua New Guinea and Tasmania were both joined to the mainland.
The dingo was introduced to Australia only 8000 to 4000 years ago and it is thought that it was brought here by a later wave of settlers.
jen.freeservers.com /immigration.htm   (435 words)

 Australia immigration   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The reason for this may be that the decision maker is not satisfied that the applicant has shown sufficient commitments to ensure their return home.
Australia has severe penalties for those who break immigration law.
It is an offence under Australian immigration law to provide false documents or make misleading statements in a visa application.
www.bbsnetting.com /bbsnet/australia.html   (1439 words)

 Immigration Visa Services for the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, UK and Brazil
Immigration is changing the world more than at any other time in history, opening up borders and introducing new business opportunities.
We are committed to provide our clients with the best immigration solutions and information resources available concerning successful relocation and settlement in the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Brazil.
Our team of experienced immigration lawyers and migration consultants has helped hundreds of people from around the globe to immigrate, find the right way of moving to their country of choice and start a new life full of opportunities.
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 Indo-Australia Immigration Consultancy
Australia has a long history of welcoming immigrants.
Australia is very big in size and for managing its vaste resources, well paid job openings are many for the deserving immigrants.
If you are a well-qualified individual wishing to migrate to Australia, there may very well be an opportunity for you to gain entry to Australia.
www.infoiaic.com   (183 words)

 WWW-VL History Index
"Australia on the Map: 1606-2006" (AOTM) is a national not-for-profit organisation dedicated to helping and encouraging the people of Australia plan events for 2006.
The Discovery of Australia, by Diego de Prado, from the University of Sydney Library.
Australia Felix, by Henry Handel Richardson, from the University of Sydney Library.
vlib.iue.it /history/oceania/Australia/index.html   (1693 words)

 Indo-Australia Immigration Consultancy
It is possible to change your status from temporary to permanent resident when in Australia as long as you qualify for PR at the time you apply to change status.
The immigration officer will examine your passport and visa and ask you questions about any conditions mentioned on the visa (eg if your visa states 'Must not marry before first entry' you will be asked to confirm this).
Australia has a surplus of doctors (according to the government) and hence does not encourage applications from medical practitioners.
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 Displaced persons DP Migration to Australia
This exhibit would allow the youngsters, some 3000 whose parents and grandparents fall into this group, to understand their family history which for many has never been discussed or told like in my case over a 45 year period.
I think it would help as I had told her how I now was learning and wanted to do something using my mother's experience to educate myself further and my children as well.
While there were many internment camps located throughout Australia at this time, this book looks at one in particular, brought to life with an excellent photographic collection.
www.dpcamps.org /australia.html   (1755 words)

 Emigrate to Perth Western Australia from the UK with Emi-great!
Perth is the sunniest city in Australia and the average temperature is a beautiful 28C.
During the warm summer days most families head for the beach or river where a multitude of water sports are enjoyed by young and old.
If you are planning to emigrate to Perth Western Australia from the UK and you are looking for short term accommodation then check out our site.
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 Australia Immigration and Australia Visa Consultants - ASA
Available in the UK, Ireland, Australia and other countries as per regular scheduled trips by the ASA team.
Whether you want to immigrate to Australia, need emigration advice, or whether you are busy looking at options for migration to Australia - all the details you need for visa applications, doing an application online, or getting the correct Australian immigration forms can be found here.
ASA's team have exceptional experience in dealing with immigration and visa applications lodged with the department of immigration (DIMA), as well as with the various skills assessment authorities.
www.australia-migration.com   (808 words)

 Australia Immigration Visa Services - Australian Migration Service
Australia's 1998-99 Migration Program places emphasis on the importance of skilled
In addition, there is a Humanitarian Program (12,000 places in 1998-99) which caters for refugees and other people who have left their homes and countries because of war or civil strife or who have experienced human rights abuses.
It is important that you provide as much history as possible in relation to your case in order that we can assist in working out the proper visa class for your application.
www.immigrationandvisas.com /australia/index.htm   (323 words)

 News October 2003, ETA bomb hits Sampere school, Visa changes planned in the UK and USA, New UK quality group launches, ...
The new requirement is being phased in in stages, with Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, the USA and Malaysia the first countries to be affected.
The OISE group claims to be the largest privately-owned language school group in the UK, and its latest acquisition brings the total number of UK schools in the group to nine.
New Zealand has amended its immigration laws in a bid to foster the successful settlement of migrants in the country.
www.hothousemedia.com /ltm/ltmbackissues/oct03web/oct03news.htm   (1349 words)

Great Australian Information Site on Farming Technology - suitable upper Primary and Secondary school - history of Australian Technology in farming from the first settlement to current.
We are Australian Identity and Values - Australia is a country of diverse cultures, images and people.
Through its history many significant events and the people involved in those events have shaped the way we see ourselves as a nation.
www.virtualteacher.com.au /australia.html   (945 words)

 Immigration - australia.gov.au
The Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs provides information and application forms for migration to Australia, and information about settling in Australia, Australian citizenship, and multicultural affairs.
New Zealanders in Australia is a fact sheet produced by the Australian Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs detailing visa, access to benefits and citizenship issues relating to New Zealanders in Australia, and some relevant statistics.
Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs information about the Settlement Grants Programme (SGP), a Federal Government grant programme which provides funding to organisations to help new arrivals settle in Australia.
www.australia.gov.au /127   (408 words)

 White Australia Policy: Immigration Restriction Act   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The Rise and Fall of the White Australia Policy Tuesday 6 May 1997 Australia Centre, University of Melbourne.
Australia's Immigration Policies A Loss of Consensus Trevor Batrouney NIRA Review Winter 1998
White Australia Saved Australia Chapter Six, "White Australia Saved Australia", from Jack Lang's book, I Remember (first published 1956).
www.trinity.wa.edu.au /plduffyrc/subjects/sose/austhist/white.htm   (326 words)

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