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Author Prentis, Malcolm D. (Malcolm David), 1948-

Title The Scots in Australia / Malcolm Prentis
Published Sydney : University of New South Wales Press, 2008
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 334 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Introduction; Homeland and farewell; Doing time; Arriving; Settling the land; Doing business; Political life; Defending the country; Educating and healing; Kirk and people; Celebrating Caledonian culture; Influencing Australian culture; Popular culture; Playing sport; The assimilated legacy; Notes; index
Summary Scots have been?invisible? ethnics but happen to be Australia?s third largest immigrant group. The Scots in Australia is a long overdue and comprehensive history of Scottish immigrants? including convicts and free settlers? and their descendants in Australia from 1788 to the present. Combining anecdote, biography and straightforward history, author Malcolm Prentis reevaluates commonly held assumptions and myths from both ends of the migration process. Malcolm Prentis shows that the Scots have had an influence in Australia disproportionate to their numbers. The Scots in Australia powerfully
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-324) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Scots -- Australia -- History.
Australia -- Emigration and immigration -- History.
Scotland -- Emigration and immigration -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2009455546
ISBN 1742230652 (electronic bk.)
1921410213 (paperback)
9781742230658 (electronic bk.)
9781921410215 (paperback)