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

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

ERA Journal ID122851
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AuthorEmmerson, Mark
Journal TitleQueensland Historical Atlas
Journal Citation3 March 2015
Number of Pages11
Year2015
Place of PublicationBrisbane, Australia
ISSN1838-708X
Web Address (URL)http://www.qhatlas.com.au/too-remote-too-primitive-and-too-expensive-scandinavian-settlers-colonial-queensland
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.

KeywordsDenmark, Finland, Germans, Iceland, immigration, Lutheran, migrants, Nordic, Norway, religion, Scandinavians, Sweden
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020470211. Migrant cultural studies
470212. Multicultural, intercultural and cross-cultural studies
430302. Australian history
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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.

Byline AffiliationsSchool of Arts and Communication
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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