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- DescriptionIn 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.
- Author BiographyEric Richards is a member of the Department of History at Flinders University in Adelaide
- PrizesWinner of NSW Premier's Literary Awards: Community Relations Commission Award 2009.
- Author(s)Eric Richards
- PublisherManchester University Press
- Date of Publication29/09/2008
- SubjectRegional History
- Place of PublicationManchester
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintManchester University Press
- Content NoteIllustrations, maps, ports.
- Weight590 g
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine36 mm
- Format DetailsB-format paperback
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