Nearly 60 years ago a young Scottish immigrant, Isobel Saxelby, was given a toy koala, a symbol of a new life and her new home in Australia. It remained a treasured possession until ‘Kookie’, as Isobel called it, found a new home in the museum.
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Arthur Calwell was Australia’s Minister for Immigration, responsible for the large wave of post-Second World War migrants who drastically changed the makeup of Australia’s population.
On International Day of the Migrant, researcher Campbell looks at the seven Prime Ministers who came to Australia as migrants.
The Maltese ‘children of Billy Hughes’ were a group of 214 Maltese migrants who arrived during Australia’s conscription plebiscite campaign a century ago and were deemed to be prohibited immigrants under section 3(a) of the Immigration (Restriction) Act after failing a dictation test in the Dutch language.