Our need to undertake it is urgent and imperative if we are to survive. For the first time, the government had declared that it was willing to accept migrants from beyond the British Isles.
It was a huge step forward considering the prevalence of the White Australia policy and the underlying public attitudes. In his book The Myth of Open Spaces , Forsyth argued that immigration and settlement should not be linked to the development of the rural sector, as had been the case after the First World War, but to the development of urban industry.
Post-war immigration to Australia
The new policy set a target of a one per cent increase in the population as the result of immigration. Even before the end of the war, Australia began negotiations with Britain about a migration scheme. British politicians, including Prime Minister Winston Churchill, encouraged Britons to stay and rebuild their shattered country. By , more than , of them had registered.
The first shipload arrived in Australia in from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. In the years that followed, policies slowly changed to accept migrants from southern and eastern Europe and, from the late s and early s, carefully selected temporary migrants from the Middle East and Asia.
From to , the Australian population grew by an average of 2. While this was largely due to a postwar baby boom, migration contributed to more than a third of this growth, adding 1.
The National Museum of Australia acknowledges First Australians and recognises their continuous connection to country, community and culture. Defining Moments Postwar immigration drive. Among the new immigrants were the first government-sanctioned non-British migrants.
- An X Beside the Heart (Caribbean Romance).
- Tax Book 2011.
- Station Pier history.
- Art Therapy for Groups: A Handbook of Themes and Exercises.
This massive influx of people transformed Australian society. Even in the darkest days of the awful conflict of the Pacific war, the Curtin Government gave much thought to population building.
Ships & Passengers | State Library
I remember Mr. He said we must have more people to develop and defend Australia. Suitable migrants Even before the end of the war, Australia began negotiations with Britain about a migration scheme. Migrant arrivals in Sydney, Changing the face of Australia In the years that followed, policies slowly changed to accept migrants from southern and eastern Europe and, from the late s and early s, carefully selected temporary migrants from the Middle East and Asia. George Megalogenis Indexed records in collection include passenger lists arriving and departing from South Australia.
British Home Children Registry, Canada. The GG Archives - A social and cultural history archive.
Immigration - Sailing Ships
National Archives of Australia - Destination Australia. This site features more than 22, photographs of migrants who arrived in Australia from all over the world post World War II, Ozships: Australian Shipping This site lists shipping arrivals and departures.
These are linked to transcripts of the passenger lists.