Australia, Britain and Migration, 1915-1940: A Study of Desperate Hopes

Australia, Britain and Migration, 1915-1940: A Study of Desperate Hopes

by Michael Roe
     
 

This book is the first systematic study of assisted emigration from Britain to Australia during the inter-war years. It looks at the British and Australian politicians and bureaucrats involved in the program and the half-million migrants who uprooted themselves. Both governments used migration to meet their different needs, with little regard for the migrants… See more details below

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This book is the first systematic study of assisted emigration from Britain to Australia during the inter-war years. It looks at the British and Australian politicians and bureaucrats involved in the program and the half-million migrants who uprooted themselves. Both governments used migration to meet their different needs, with little regard for the migrants themselves.Not only is the book an important study of imperial relations in the 1920s and 1930s, it describes an important and overlooked aspect of Australian political and social history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521465076
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/28/2012
Series:
Studies in Australian History Series
Pages:
322
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.75(d)

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
List of Tables
Acknowledgements
Abbreviations and Usages
Introduction1
1The Great War's Impact9
2The Whirl of Hughes: 1920-192330
3S. M. Bruce and Empire: 1923-192548
4The Modest Zenith of Hope: 1925-192664
5Ambiguities: 1926-192784
6Through Confusion to Doom: 1928-1929107
7Nadir: 1929-1935139
8Toward the Wheel's Return: 1932-1940166
9Emigration180
10Immigration219
Afterword256
Notes258
Bibliography296
Index304

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