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Author Hammerton, A. James, author

Title Ten pound Poms : Australia's invisible migrants / A. James Hammerton and Alistair Thomson
Published Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2005
2005

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Description x, 388 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
regular print
Contents Machine derived contents note: List of figures List of Tables Acknowledgements List of abbreviations A note on punctuation of interviews Introduction PART I EMIGRATION Imagining Australia 22 Leaving Britain Between two worlds PART II BRITONS IN POSTWAR AUSTRALIA Strangers on the shore 'Butlins without the laughs': life on the hostel An Australian working life Suburban dreams and family realities: making a home in Australia Ten pound pioneers of the back-packing generation 'My wayward heart': the British exodus from Australia PART III MIGRATION, MEMORY AND IDENTITY Coming 'home' British Australians: migration, nationality and identity Appendix: statistical summary of project interviews Bibliography Index
Summary The authors draw upon a rich life history archive of letters, diaries, personal photographs and oral history interviews with former migrants, including those who settled in Australia and those who returned to Britain. They offer original interpretations of key historical themes, including motivations for emigration; gender relations and the family dynamics of migration; the 'very familiar and awfully strange' confrontation with the new world; the anguish of homesickness and return; and the personal and national identities of both settlers and returnees, fifty years on. --book cover
Analysis Anglosaxon Australians
First generation migrants
Great Britain
Return migration
History, 1946-1999
Statistics
Notes "A life history of postwar British emigration to Australia"--Cover
Bibliography Includes bibliogaphical references: (pages [363]-377) and index
Subject British Australians
Assisted emigration -- Australia -- History -- 20th century.
Immigrants -- Australia -- 20th century -- Case studies.
British -- Australia -- 20th century -- Case studies.
Immigrants -- Australia -- Social conditions.
British -- Australia -- Social conditions.
British -- Australia -- History -- 20th century.
Immigrants -- Australia -- Biography.
British -- Australia -- Biography.
Great Britain -- Emigration and immigration -- 20th century.
Great Britain -- Emigration and immigration -- History -- 20th century.
Australia -- Emigration and immigration -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form Biography.
History.
Case studies.
Biographies.
Author Thomson, Alistair.
LC no. 2005298373
ISBN 071907133X
9780719071331
Other Titles Australia's invisible migrants