Australian Immigration Timeline

  • First Settlers

    Convicts, free settlers, military
  • Federation

    WAP, Dictation test
  • The Great Depression

    There was no immigration in Australia
  • Many Jewish migrants

    Many Jewish people immigrate to Australia because of the Holocaust in World War 2
  • World War 2 Ends

    The Australian Government needed migrants from Europe to grow their economy. This was the "Populate or Perish" idea from Arthur Calwell.
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    The Ten Pound Poms

    1 million fair skinned people took the offer. Australia became very attractive to those who were displaced by the the War, mostly northern Europe, Italy, Greeks, Maltese, Yogoslavia, Poland. This changed the shape of Australia.
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    Fought in Korea and Vietnam

    Many immigrants came from Korea and Vietnam
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    Many middle east immigrants

    Mostly lebanon, Timor, Indonesia, Afganistan, Iraq, Iran, Egypt, Syria.
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    Aboriginals, land bridge from Indonesia to Australia

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    Pacific Solution

    Introduction of detention centres and skilled immigration.