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Migration to Australia - Post WWII: Migration to Australia Post WWII

This guide explores the significant changes to Australia's Immigration policy post World War 11. It looks at the waves of new migrants who came to Australia from all over Europe. Issues of multiculturalism and assimilation are also highlighted.

Migration to Australia after 1945


Migration to Australia

For books browse the Resource Centre Catalogue under the following subject headings:

Australia - Immigration and Emigration - History

Immigration and emigration - 20th Century

Italians in Australia - History

British in Australia - History

Greeks in Australia - History

 Browse the shelves at:

304.82994 - Immigration to Australia

304 .82 - Immigration and Emigration

994.04 - Australian History and Immigration - 20th Century


Government Policies

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Over time the Australian Government's attitude to immigration has changed, most dramatically after World War Two when there were thousands of Europeans fleeing their countries for a better life.

 Read about The White Australia Policy here and about Post War Immigration policy.

Immigration Policy Post 1945


Trove - National Library of Australia

Trove is an online search engine developed by the National Library of Australia. At the click of a button, you can access a large and unrivalled repository of Australian material.

Italian Migrants

10 Pound Poms

The Italian Experience