150 years of Italians in Queensland: an introduction

Dewhirst, Catherine and Kennedy, Claire and Ricatti, Francesco (2011) 150 years of Italians in Queensland: an introduction. Spunti e Ricerche, 24 (1). pp. 8-21. ISSN 0816-5432


Italians are historically symbolic of Queensland’s cultural ‘otherness’. They have faced many challenges that are intimately connected to global forces and transnational trends over their 150 years of history. This history and their community growth are emblematic of wider national and racial tensions. Any focus on Queensland’s Italians cannot be separated, therefore, from the broader struggles and prejudices that characterise Australia’s colonial, sectarian, class-segregated and racist past. This article examines what amounts to a journey of multiple layers, evoked through the historiography, including new research, and various migrant experiences

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to all versions due to publisher copyright policy. Accepted version made available.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Arts - School of Humanities and Communication
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2011 04:31
Last Modified: 09 Mar 2016 04:48
Uncontrolled Keywords: Italians; Queensland; migrant culture; race relations
Fields of Research : 21 History and Archaeology > 2103 Historical Studies > 210303 Australian History (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History)
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9505 Understanding Past Societies > 950503 Understanding Australia's Past
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/19825

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