The British came and took Australia as their land.
1800 - 1848
Several Chinese groups came to Australia in the early eighteenth century and many during the gold rush.
The colony became self-sufficient
1800 - Approx. 1850
By the start of the eighteenth century wheat, maize and barley were planted and the colony became self-sufficient
1800 - Approx. 1900
European settlement in Australia bought about major changes to the diets of the migrant population and Aboriginals.
Italian and Greek migration
1900 - Approx. 1950
Product like ricotta, pasta, fetta and salamis began production in Australia.
1950 - 1960
During the 1950s delicatessens began to stock cabanossi, international cheeses, pretzels, salami, olives and many other new foods that are now part of everyday Australian life.
Increase in number of restaurants
1960 - 1970
Their was a significant in the number and types of restaurants and other food stores. Chinese, Italian, Greek and Lebanese restaurants spread throughout the cities into suburbs.
Federal government became more committed to a multi-cultural policy
1970 - 1980
Federal government became more committed to a multi-cultural policy that encouraged the different migrant groups to develop aspects of their culture and continue to practice their social customs, relating to lifestyle and food also.
With the Gold rush more Scandinavia arrived to further improve the dairy industry.
In Australia today 40 per cent of the population is migrant or the children of migrants, with 150 nationalities represented in the 3.7 million Australian residents born overseas. 50 per cent of Australian immigrants are from Asia.