Australia, migration, early 20th century to present

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Mason, Robert. 2013. "Australia, migration, early 20th century to present." Ness, Immanuel and Bellwood, Peter (ed.) The encyclopedia of global human migration. Hoboken, NJ. United States. John Wiley & Sons. pp. 1-6
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Australia, migration, early 20th century to present

Book Chapter CategoryEdited book (chapter)
ERA Publisher ID2349
Book TitleThe encyclopedia of global human migration
Authors
AuthorMason, Robert
EditorsNess, Immanuel and Bellwood, Peter
Page Range1-6
Number of Pages6
Year2013
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons
Place of PublicationHoboken, NJ. United States
ISBN9781444334890
9781444351071
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1002/9781444351071.wbeghm053
Abstract

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).

Keywordslabor supply; race; poverty; demography and population studies; indigenous peoples; political economy
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020470212. Multicultural, intercultural and cross-cultural studies
430302. Australian history
441013. Sociology of migration, ethnicity and multiculturalism
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Byline AffiliationsSchool of Humanities and Communication
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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