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Facts of Australia’s Migration History

The history of migration in Australia has been a crucial factor for shaping our demographics. Today, more than 20 million people live here due to the contributions that immigrants have made over time – especially those who settled down as children or grandchildren on native soil with their ancestors having come from all around Europe but also farther away such as Asia and Africa.

Where Australian’s Travel to?

The three main countries that Australian residents return to after travelling abroad are New Zealand, Indonesia (most likely Bali) and the United States. Together these make up one-third of all returns by Australians who have been out of their country for some time period. There is strong economic cooperation between Australia and NZ which can be seen in many ways including high levels trade, tourism flows through visits between both nations as well has having large populations living there. However, proximity also plays its part when considering global positioning systems(GPS). It is no surprise that Australians love to move and it is New Zealand where they find the most comfort and familiarity. Even once settled in New Zealand often NZ movers are still finding comfort that they are just a short flight away.

The way Aboriginanal Australians were Treated

Aboriginal Australians were only numbers before they became human beings with lives worth living to; along came European settlers looking at these “unworthy” natives just waiting fate’s delivery system into Jamestown: first among equals.

From 1788 to 1840, 80,000 people arrived in New South Wales as prisoners or involuntarily. From 1810-1820 there was also a large influx of Irish immigrants who were fleeing hunger and oppression at home. They made up much less than those coming directly from England though – around 40% between 1830’s on up until 1890s due largely because it became easier for them to come over here thanks partly to an expanding economy following revolutionised Lump Sum Payments Act passed by Britain which allowed anyone willing get land without having previous worthiness requirements.

Gold Discovery Prompted Massive Migration

The Australian Gold Rush of 1851 attracted people from all over the world. The discovery of gold near Bathurst completely changed Australia’s history by launching a massive immigration wave that would continue for decades to come, with immigrants coming in unprecedented numbers and backgrounds than ever before.

Immigrants to Australia have always been a major contributing factor in the country’s growth. In 1851, there were more than 600 thousand newcomers from all over Europe and Asia-Pacific region; 60 years later that number grew by another 100%. By 1861 it had climbed again – this time reaching nearly 800 thousand immigrants per year. The United States alone saw 10,000 plus arrivals during these same period (1850s) which accounts for around 4% of total population.

Commonwealth immigrants were often richer and better. They came from all over Europe, as well as India and China – many with their own servants.

Migration of Skilled European Immigrants

The immigration of skilled European immigrants to Australia began during the latter half 19th century, with funds from German vintners. The government found that if it wanted people in these colonies; there were no other options but subsidies because distance made them more expensive and unattractive destinations for everyone else aside from Canada or America which had already been settled at this point.

Immigration to Australia has been an important part of its history since the country’s inception. After World War II, it was crucial that more land be available for Australian settlers and citizens; this led immigration policies which favored those from Europe over other backgrounds because they had already inhabited much space there before arriving but instead of looking only at population numbers anymore but also cultural diversity among them.

The Australian culture is one that has been built on a foundation of diversity. The country’s population, which was once solely composed of descendants from European settlers more than 150 years ago now includes people who come from all over the world- both inside and outside our borders! This continues to demonstrate how important it can be for global powerhouses such as ourselves when we embrace those with different backgrounds so they don’t feel like outsiders in their new home but rather integrated members contributing towards making up what makes Aussie ‘ness’ so special.