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The Resource Beautiful Balts : from displaced persons to new Australians, Jayne Persian

Beautiful Balts : from displaced persons to new Australians, Jayne Persian

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Beautiful Balts : from displaced persons to new Australians
Title
Beautiful Balts
Title remainder
from displaced persons to new Australians
Statement of responsibility
Jayne Persian
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Over 170000 Displaced Persons arrived in Australia between 1947 and 1952-the first non-Anglo-Celtic mass migrants. Under the slogan of 'populate or perish', Australia's first immigration minister, Arthur Calwell, scoured post-war Europe for 'white' refugees, Displaced Persons he characterised as 'Beautiful Balts' - yet as this book shows, many of the 'Beautiful Balts' were not Lithuanian, Latvian or Estonian. Amid the White Australia Policy, the tensions of the Cold War and the national need for labour, these people would transform not only Australia's immigration policy, but the country itself. Beautiful Balts tells the extraordinary story of these Displaced Persons. It traces their journey from the chaotic camps of Europe after the Second World War to a new life in a land of opportunity where prejudice, parochialism, and strident anti-communism were rife. Persian investigates who they really were, why Australia wanted them and what they experienced after migrating halfway across the world
Summary
Over 170000 Displaced Persons arrived in Australia between 1947 and 1952-the first non-Anglo-Celtic mass migrants. Under the slogan of 'populate or perish', Australia's first immigration minister, Arthur Calwell, scoured post-war Europe for 'white' refugees, Displaced Persons he characterised as 'Beautiful Balts' - yet as this book shows, many of the 'Beautiful Balts' were not Lithuanian, Latvian or Estonian. Amid the White Australia Policy, the tensions of the Cold War and the national need for labour, these people would transform not only Australia's immigration policy, but the country itself
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10625216
Cataloging source
ANL
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Persian, Jayne
Dewey number
994.05
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Immigrants
  • Refugees
  • Reconstruction (1939-1951)
  • Europeans
Target audience
adult
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from displaced persons to new Australians
Label
Beautiful Balts : from displaced persons to new Australians, Jayne Persian
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-238) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000059626784
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
250 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781742234854
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)973924975
Label
Beautiful Balts : from displaced persons to new Australians, Jayne Persian
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-238) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000059626784
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
250 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781742234854
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)973924975

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