The Making of Australia: A History of Migration

We are who we are because of all of those who came before. When we look back at the waves of migration that have made Australia, we are exploring a particularly personal history. Nearly half of Australians have at least one parent born overseas, the consequence of generations of immigration to this country. We will investigate the push and pull factors that brought various groups here (Chinese, Indian, German, Italian, Greek, Vietnamese etc), their challenges, their contributions and their impact on our shared culture.


COURSE OUTLINE

  • Pre 1788: Aboriginal, Macassan, Indian
  • Penal Settlement: Convicts, Sailors, Soldiers
  • Free Settlers: British, Non British
  • Gold Rushes: Chinese, Americans
  • Late 19th Century: Germans/French/Italians and other Europeans, Indentured Labour, Blackbirding
  • White Australia Policy
  • Post War Migration: Japanese War Brides, Arthur Calwell, Displaced Persons Camps: Italians/Greeks/Maltese/Poles/Slavs/Dutch, "Ten Pound Poms"
  • Multiculturalism: Al Grassby, Post Vietnam War, 21st century attitudes to immigrants


PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Outline the waves of migration in the history of Australia.
  2. Identify the major national groups of immigrants, their contributions and challenges.
  3. Identify the push and pull factors influencing each wave of immigrants.
  4. Describe the challenges facing each wave of immigrants, and how those challenges were met.
  5. Evaluate the successes of multiculturalism and groups of migrants.
$75 Limited / $68

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23 Nov

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