White African migrants in regional Queensland

Gehrmann, Richard (2014) White African migrants in regional Queensland. Queensland Review, 21 (2). pp. 191-202. ISSN 1321-8166


While most White African migrants in Australia settle in urban areas, some have chosen to settle in regional Australia. Reasons include the attractions offered in regional and provincial cities where migrants from countries such as South Africa and Zimbabwe can access comfortable lifestyle among spacious gardens and acreage areas. In doing so they can replicate aspects of their past life left behind in Africa. Such notions relate to constructs of lifestyle migration, and the embedded memories of past idealised lifestyles linked to cultural practices in the country of origin. Associations with a rural lifestyle are also attractive to those with experience of farming and rural industries. This migration emphasises the reality that areas of regional Australia are not moribund and isolated from external influences, but are a changing space and an environment attractive to outsiders. This paper focuses on Toowoomba and the Darling Downs region, a part of Queensland that has attracted white African migrants.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Copyright is held by the Author.Published Version restricted in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher, CUP.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Arts and Communication
Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2014 11:30
Last Modified: 06 Jul 2016 01:14
Uncontrolled Keywords: migration, white Africans, lifestyle migration, Queensland, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Australian migration
Fields of Research : 16 Studies in Human Society > 1608 Sociology > 160804 Rural Sociology
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: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970121 Expanding Knowledge in History and Archaeology
C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9505 Understanding Past Societies > 950503 Understanding Australia's Past
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1017/qre.2014.25
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/26380

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