immigration timeline

Timeline created by benb
In History
  • The Immigration Restriction Act

    The Immigration Restriction Act
    The Immigration Restriction Act
    1901 Was passed
    the dictation test to prevent 'non-whites' from entering Australia
  • Federation

    Federation
    White Australia policy
  • The Empire Settlement Act established

    The Empire Settlement Act established
    The Empire Settlement Act established
  • The Big Brother Movement was founded

  • people fleeing Germany

    fled the Nazi's in Germany before and during the second world war.
  • Enemy Alien

    term applied to an immigrant who had moved to Australia from a country that was an enemy in World War II
  • £10 Poms

    £10 Poms
    British subjects who migrated to Australia after the Second World War under an assisted passage scheme
  • migrant reception centre in Australia

    1947 to 1971, Bonegilla was the largest
  • Displaced Persons Scheme in 1947

    170,000 refugees from the wreckage of war torn Europe were able to make their homes in Australia under the auspices of the International Refugee Organisation.
  • The Revised Migration Act 1958

    abolishes the controversial Dictation Test introduced at Federation in 1901
  • White Australia Policy is formally abolished

    by the Whitlam Government, thousands of Asian immigrants have already been allowed into the country.
  • first Vietnamese refugees arrive by boat

    over 2,000 refugees from Vietnam arrive in Australia directly by boat
  • Office of multicultural affairs established

  • war on terror begins

  • boat will now be processed at Christmas Island

    The Kevin Rudd Government announces the closure of the centres at Manus Island and Nauru. Asylum seekers arriving by boat will now be processed at Christmas Island
  • Malaysia deal

  • More than 100 boats arrive in Australia this year.

    More than 100 boats carrying in excess of 5,000 refugees, mostly from Iraq, Afghanistan and Sri Lanka, arrive in Australia this year.
  • 66 Sri Lankan asylum seekers manage to reach the Australia

    mainland by boat, arriving at Geraldton in Western Australia in April.
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    Immigrants arriving in Australia from 1901 to 1940

    Almost 600 000 immigrants arrive in Australia. Over 470 000 of these are assisted immigrants.
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    world war 1

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    world war 2

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    Vietnam War

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    civil war in Sudan