ITAL 3403 - Italian Migration to Australia

North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2014

The topic examines the history of Italian settlement in Australia in the context of Italian migration in the 19th and 20th centuries. The topic considers: the various migration phases; the reasons for emigrating; the preferred destinations; the early Italian settlers in Australia; regional migration; migration patterns; settlement areas; occupations; early Anglo-Australian attitudes; Italians and fascism; internment and the Second World War; post-war migration; assimilationism and the Italian identity; Italian communities; second and third generation Italian-Australians. A segment of the topic is devoted to the history of Italian settlement in South Australia. No knowledge of Italian is necessary. Students who have undertaken the study of Italian settlement in either ITAL3211 or ITAL3311 are not permitted to enrol in this topic.

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