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  • 40 b/w illus. 5 maps
  • Page extent: 226 pages
  • Size: 216 x 138 mm
  • Weight: 0.29 kg

Library of Congress

  • Dewey number: 994/.0042
  • Dewey version: 22
  • LC Classification: DU122.B7 J87 2004
  • LC Subject headings:
    • British--Australia--History
    • Immigrants--Australia--History
    • Australia--Emigration and immigration--History
    • Great Britain--Emigration and immigration--History

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Paperback

 (ISBN-13: 9780521542951 | ISBN-10: 0521542952)

Australia has historically had very strong links with England, and the English have always accounted for a significant portion of the Australian population. In this 2004 book, James Jupp provides fascinating insights into the impact the English have had on Australian life. Beginning with familiar stories of convicts, explorers, and early settlers, and then the various waves of immigration over the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the book concludes with reflections on today's English immigrants, now considered 'foreigners'. Anyone interested in tracing their ancestry - both Australian and English - will find this book compelling reading, and helpful in bringing to life senses of the places, conditions, and occupations that their ancestry lived through.

• Gives a unique perspective on Australian history and society • Well illustrated with pictures and maps • Covers the entire span of Australian immigration history

Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Who were the English?; 3. Convicts and labourers; 4. Farmers, miners and artisans; 5. An English upper class?; 6. From colonies to commonwealth; 7. 'Bringing out Britons'; 8. The English minority; 9. Conclusion - the English as a minority in an English-speaking society.

Review

'James Jupp has presented his overview of this fascinating topic in an accessible, scholarly style, which is also suitable for those with no prior extensive knowledge of Australia or its historical background. … The English in Australia is an illuminating and scholarly read.' Zeitschrift für Australienstudien

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