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
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521523265

ISBN-13: 9780521523264

Pub. Date: 06/06/2002

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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

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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:
9780521523264
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/06/2002
Series:
Studies in Australian History Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
324
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; Background; 1. The Great War's impact; 2. The whirl of Hughes: 1920–3; 3. S. M. Bruce and Empire: 1923–5; 4. The modest zenith of hope: 1925–6; 5. Ambiguities: 1926–7; 6. Through confusion to doom: 1928–9; 7. Nadir: 1929–35; 8. Toward the wheel's return: 1932–40; 9. Emigration; 10. Immigration; Afterword.

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