Australia, migration, early 20th century to present

Mason, Robert (2013) Australia, migration, early 20th century to present. In: The encyclopedia of global human migration. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ. United States, pp. 1-6. ISBN 978-1-4443-3489-0

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Australia's modern history has been defined by the country's experience of migration and its associated sociocultural debates. The Australian constitution, enacted in 1901, created the new Commonwealth of Australia from the six hitherto separate British colonies of New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, and Western Australia. The new country's identity was far from settled however, despite its shared imperial British heritage. The new nation was acutely conscious of its whiteness and the land's supposedly rugged and underdeveloped nature. The consequence was to be a highly masculinized society, predicated on the need to preserve and expand its north European pioneering values. The new Commonwealth of Australia was profoundly conscious of its geographical position, close to Asia and far from other white populations (with the exception of New Zealand).


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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Copyright © 2013 Blackwell Publishing Ltd. Publisher does not formally support archiving. Published version made not accessible.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Arts - School of Humanities and Communication
Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2013 00:02
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2017 04:57
Uncontrolled Keywords: labor supply; race; poverty; demography and population studies; indigenous peoples; political economy
Fields of Research : 20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200209 Multicultural, Intercultural and Cross-cultural Studies
21 History and Archaeology > 2103 Historical Studies > 210303 Australian History (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History)
16 Studies in Human Society > 1608 Sociology > 160803 Race and Ethnic Relations
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9505 Understanding Past Societies > 950503 Understanding Australia's Past
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1002/9781444351071.wbeghm053
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/22769

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