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Title: Adopting and adapting: Italian settlement in South Australia in the 1950s and 1960s. [abstract].
Authors: O'Connor, Desmond John
Keywords: research
Desmond O'Connor
Arthur Calwell
Harold Holt
Issue Date: 2006
Abstract: The biggest influx of Italians to Australia, including South Australia, occurred during the 1950s and 1960s as a result of the Australian government’s post-war immigration programme, which attempted to meet the perceived need to populate Australia and to supply labour for the nation’s expanding industries. In the two decades 1950-1970 over a quarter of a million Italians migrated to Australia, 30,000 of whom (12%) settled in South Australia. This paper considers some social and cultural implications of the settlement of Italians in South Australia during these two decades. Extensive use is made of the life experiences of a number of SA Italians who have been interviewed during the last ten years.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2328/1504
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