Britain and the World

Australia, Migration and Empire

Immigrants in a Globalised World

Editors: Payton, Philip, Varnava, Andrekos (Eds.)

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  • Examines migration within the British Empire and wider ‘Anglosphere’, taking Australia as a focus with a series of case studies 
  • Examines the complex contact between settlers and indigenous peoples, informed by the diversity of migrants’ backgrounds, ethnicities, religious affiliations and gender
  • Argues that British-Irish migrants to Australia were not a homogenous group, but rather that these migrants exhibited distinctive cultural identities
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This edited collection explores how migrants played a major role in the creation and settlement of the British Empire, by focusing on a series of Australian case studies. Despite their shared experiences of migration and settlement, migrants nonetheless often exhibited distinctive cultural identities, which could be deployed for advantage. Migration established global mobility as a defining feature of the Empire. Ethnicity, class and gender were often powerful determinants of migrant attitudes and behaviour. This volume addresses these considerations, illuminating the complexity and diversity of the British Empire’s global immigration story. Since 1788, the propensity of the populations of Britain and Ireland to immigrate to Australia varied widely, but what this volume highlights is their remarkable diversity in character and impact. The book also presents the opportunities that existed for other immigrant groups to demonstrate their loyalty as members of the (white) Australian community, along with notable exceptions which demonstrated the limits of this inclusivity.

About the authors

Philip Payton is Professor of History at Flinders University, South Australia, and Emeritus Professor of Cornish and Australian Studies at the University of Exeter, UK. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities and has written and edited more than fifty books including ‘Repat’: A Concise History of Repatriation in Australia (2018) and The Cornish Overseas: A History of Cornwall’s Great Emigration (2019).

Andrekos Varnava is Associate Professor in Imperial and Military History at Flinders University, South Australia, and an Honorary Professor at De Montfort University, Leicester, UK. He is the author of numerous works, including the forthcoming British Cyprus and the Long Great War, 1914-1925: Empire, Loyalties and Democratic Deficit (2019).

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • Australia, Migration and Empire

    Pages 1-11

    Payton, Philip (et al.)

  • British Emigrants and the Making of the Anglosphere: Some Observations and a Case Study

    Pages 13-43

    Richards, Eric

  • Emigrant Choices: Following Emigrant Labourers on the Cusp of the Age of Mass Migration

    Pages 45-68

    Ing, Heidi

  • Why Single Female Emigration to New South Wales (1832–1837) Was Doomed to Disappoint

    Pages 69-91

    Burkett, Melanie

  • Squatter-Cum-Pastoralist or Freeholder? How Differences in Nineteenth-Century Colonists’ Experiences Affect Their Descendants’ Historical Consciousness

    Pages 93-118

    Krichauff, Skye

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Australia, Migration and Empire
Book Subtitle
Immigrants in a Globalised World
Editors
  • Philip Payton
  • Andrekos Varnava
Series Title
Britain and the World
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-22389-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-22389-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-22388-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 319
Number of Illustrations
11 b/w illustrations, 4 illustrations in colour
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