Too remote, too primitive and too expensive: Scandinavian settlers in colonial Queensland

Emmerson, Mark (2015) Too remote, too primitive and too expensive: Scandinavian settlers in colonial Queensland. Queensland Historical Atlas, 3 March 2015.

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Abstract

The defining feature of colonial Queensland was its high immigrant population. In a concerted effort to populate the land with European settlers, Queensland’s colonial administrators had enacted a pioneering immigration policy between 1860 and 1901, allowing Queensland to claim the highest percentage of foreign-born residents of all the Australian colonies in 1891. As well as the multitude of English, Irish, Scottish and German settlers that accepted governmental offers of open land and assisted passage, there was also a significant Scandinavian element that would call Queensland home. This article gives a broad overview of Scandinavian settler life in colonial Queensland.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Copyright © Mark Emmerson, 2015. Accepted version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please see Publisher's link for the definitive Published version.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Arts and Communication
Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2016 06:05
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2017 05:43
Uncontrolled Keywords: Denmark, Finland, Germans, Iceland, immigration, Lutheran, migrants, Nordic, Norway, religion, Scandinavians, Sweden
Fields of Research : 20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200208 Migrant Cultural Studies
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)
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9505 Understanding Past Societies > 950503 Understanding Australia's Past
E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970121 Expanding Knowledge in History and Archaeology
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/26921

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