Girola, Stefano and Dewhirst, Catherine (2015) Italians. In: We are Queenslanders: contemporary multicultural tapestry of peoples. Ethnic Communities Council of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, pp. 165-173. ISBN 07-7242-2800-4

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Italians are intrinsic to the fabric of Queensland’s multicultural history. They also remain a significant presence today within the wider community. While their migration history pre-dates Queensland’s separation from the colony of New South Wales in 1859, their numbers grew steadily from this time. Over the 20th century, they replaced the dominant non-British groups of Chinese, German and Scandinavian migrants whose arrivals began declining after Federation in 1901.1 Indeed, by 1933 Italians emerged as the largest non-British group in Queensland, where they were collectively greater in numbers than elsewhere in Australia. Queensland continued to attract Italian migrants after World War II even though their immigration decreased after 1966. Yet, over the last 50 years, Italians have consolidated their presence significantly through the expression of their culture and identity, and continue to choose Queensland as their new home.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
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Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: c. 2015 Ethnic Communities Council of Queensland. No evidence of restrictions preventing deposit of the Accepted Version. Published version available at the Ethnic Communities Council of Queensland's URL provided on this record.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Arts and Communication
Date Deposited: 22 Dec 2015 04:41
Last Modified: 14 Aug 2017 06:02
Uncontrolled Keywords: Italian migration, Italian women, capital, chain migration, Roman Catholics, sugar industry, community associations, Italian diversity
Fields of Research : 21 History and Archaeology > 2103 Historical Studies > 210307 European History (excl. British, Classical Greek and Roman)
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

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