The Australian People: An Encyclopedia of the Nation, Its People and Their Origins

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James Jupp
Cambridge University Press, Oct 1, 2001 - History - 940 pages
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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.
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This is an excellent book on the various immigrant groups that have populated Australia since its earliest days as a British colony. It's a great resource for students, or for anyone who's curious about the immigrant experience in "the lucky country". As the book overview points out its main features, there's no need to repeat that information in a review. But from a personal point of view, it was enlightening to read about the history of the Italians in Australia. The book offered a wider perspective than that of my parents and grandparents, detailing events from a century earlier and looking at the various aspects of the Italian experience in Australia over a 200-year time span.
I would recommend this book to anyone who's interested in family history and the history of Australia. It's a fascinating look at the variety of peoples who built a nation in their quest for a better life.
 

Contents

List of Figures Maps and Tables xi The Legal Status of Aborigines
115
Metric Conversions xiii Aboriginal Politics
121
Note to the Reader xiv Aboriginal Political Objectives 727
132
Parti The Peopling of Australia 3 The Pastoral Industry
141
Imperial Settlement 35 Americans United States 767
174
Immigration since the Second World War 62 Basques
181
Changes in Immigration Patterns Burmese
189
Indigenous Australians 87 Chileans 795
204
Maghrebis
578
Manx
590
Mongolians
597
Pacific Islanders 670
610
Palestinians 676
616
Poles
622
Portuguese
632
Salvadorans
642

Danes
252
East Africans of European Descent
273
Eritreans
344
Germans
360
Greeks 357
387
Hmong
420
Indians
426
Indonesians
439
Italians
486
Japanese
522
Khmer
547
Lebanese
554
Lithuanians
569
Serbs
674
Seychellois
681
Solomon Islanders
687
Sudanese
695
Ukrainians 776
716
Uruguayans
719
Vlach
737
Welsh Patagonians
743
Assimilation and Integration
752
Birthplaces Languages
857
Taiwanese
868
Index
931
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About the author (2001)

James Jupp is the Director of the Centre for Immigration and Multicultural Studies at the Australian National University. He is a fellow of the Australian Academy of Social Sciences and its former executive officer.

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