Ten Pound Poms: A life history of British postwar emigration to Australia

Ten Pound Poms: A life history of British postwar emigration to Australia

by A. James Hammerton, Alistair Thomson

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780719071331
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Publication date: 08/06/2005
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 9.10(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

A. James Hammerton is Honorary Research Associate at La Trobe University, Melbourne

Alistair Thomson is Director of the Centre for Continuing Education at the University of Sussex and Reader in Continuing Education and History

Table of Contents

List of figures

List of Tables

Acknowledgements

List of abbreviations

A note on punctuation of interviews

Introduction

PART I EMIGRATION

1. Imagining Australia

22 Leaving Britain

3. Between two worlds

PART II BRITONS IN POSTWAR AUSTRALIA

4. Strangers on the shore

5. 'Butlins without the laughs': life on the hostel

6. An Australian working life

7. Suburban dreams and family realities: making a home in Australia

8. Ten pound pioneers of the back-packing generation

9. 'My wayward heart': the British exodus from Australia

PART III MIGRATION, MEMORY AND IDENTITY

10. Coming 'home'

11. British Australians: migration, nationality and identity

Appendix: statistical summary of project interviews

Bibliography

Index

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