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The English in Australia


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1. Introduction; 2. Who were the English?; 3. Convicts and labourers; 4. Farmers, miners and artisans; 5. An English upper class?; 6. From colonies to commonwealth; 7. 'Bringing out Britons'; 8. The English minority; 9. Conclusion - the English as a minority in an English-speaking society.

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This 2004 book looks at Australia in terms of English immigration and settlement over two centuries.

About the Author

James Jupp is Director of the Centre for Immigration and Multicultural Studies at the Australian National University. His many publications include, as general editor, The Australian People: An Encyclopedia of the Nation, its People and Their Origins (second edition, Cambridge University Press, 2001).


'James Jupp has presented his overview of this fascinating topic in an accessible, scholarly style, which is also suitable for those with no prior extensive knowledge of Australia or its historical background. ... The English in Australia is an illuminating and scholarly read.' Zeitschrift fur Australienstudien
"That promoters of an Australian national identity, whatever their ilk, have had a tense reltaionship with ideas of Englishness and continue to do so is certainly a topic worthy of further study. What The English in Australia brings to that study is a careful demography of England-born migration. Scholars wishing to gather this kind of inofmration from a straightfoward and well-written package will appreciate this work and general readers interested in their own Englishness should enjoy the skillful way Jupp toggles between the national histories of Britain and Australia as they relate to English migrants." - Danielle C. Kinsey, University of Illinois

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