The Australian People: An Encyclopedia of the Nation, Its People and Their Origins
Cambridge University Press, Oct 1, 2001 - History - 940 pages
The Australian People documents the dramatic history of Australian settlement and describes the rich ethnic and cultural inheritance of the nation through the contributions of its people. It is one of the largest reference works of its kind, with approximately 250 expert contributors and almost one million words. Profusely illustrated in colour and black and white, the book is both a comprehensive encyclopedia and a survey of the controversial debates about citizenship and multiculturalism now th at Australia has attained the centenary of its federation.A first edition, which appeared in 1988, quickly became recognised as the standard reference and for many smaller ethnic groups the only reliable resource. This new edition incorporates data from the 1996 Census, gives greater weight to immigrants from outside Europe, and provides some fascinating essays on 'Building a Nation' in the final section.This unique reference will appeal to both a general and an academic audience. It will be a lasting resource both within Australia and internationally.
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The Colombian Independence Day is celebrated on the 20 of JULY. the reason why the author may have mistaken the date could be because in Australia Colombians celebrate on the closest weekend day to the 20th of July.
List of Figures Maps and Tables xi The Legal Status of Aborigines
Metric Conversions xiii Aboriginal Politics
Note to the Reader xiv Aboriginal Political Objectives 727
Parti The Peopling of Australia 3 The Pastoral Industry
Imperial Settlement 35 Americans United States 767
Immigration since the Second World War 62 Basques
Changes in Immigration Patterns Burmese
Indigenous Australians 87 Chileans 795
Pacific Islanders 670
East Africans of European Descent