The Italians in Australia

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Cambridge University Press, Aug 27, 2003 - History - 192 pages
The Italians comprised the first truly large wave of immigrants to have arrived from Southern Europe after World War II. Today, people of Italian background in Australia number around one million. The Italians have made an enormous contribution to the development of Australian society through the twentieth century and to the present, and Gianfranco Cresciani--this country's foremost expert on Italian life in Australia--provides the definitive account. In this new edition Cresciani brings to life the important story of the Italo-Australian community into the twenty-first century.
 

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Contents

A Country of Emigrants
1
Italians Discover Australia 17881900
26
The Italian Presence 19001940
51
Fascism and AntiFascism 19221940
73
Italians and Australians at War 19401947
97
Mass Migration 19451971
119
Full Circle
151
Select Bibliography
180
Index
184
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About the author (2003)

Gianfranco Cresciani was born in Trieste, Italy and emigrated to Australia in 1962. He has researched the history of Italian migration to Australia since 1971, and is the author of many books on Italian culture including Fascism, Anti-Fascism and Italians in Australia 1922-1945 and was the editor of Australia, the Australians and the Italian Migration. He is currently the general manager of infrastructure development within the ministry for the arts in New South Wales.

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