Immigration

Events

1788

1788

aboriginal resistance to European colonisation

1788

1788 - 1868

160000 convicts from over crowded prison are transported to Australian colonies

immigration

1788 - Present

1793

1793 - 1850

2000,000 free settlers chose to migrate too Australia. Majority being English agricultural workers or domestic servants and Irish and Scottish migrants

1850 - 1900

1850 - 1900
  • South sea Islanders were recruited to work in Queensland sugar plantations
  • Afghan people played a vital role in opening for the outback
  • Japanese divers contributed for the pearling industry

1850

1850

Thousands of Chinese came to Australia for the gold rush

1901

1901
  • Chinese people ended up being the 3rd largest migrant group in Australia, after German and British.
  • Migrants had to pass a dictation test to get into Australia between 1901-1958
  • Australias newly formed federation parliament passed a restriction act
  • Placed restrictions for aimed for Chinese and South sea Islanders coming to Australia
  • These laws were known as the white Australian policy

1945

1945

'two million migrants and displaced people from Europe, offered assisted £10 passages to Australia to one million British migrants' and repealed the white Australia policy

1970

1970
  • new wave of seas born people knocked down Darwin from East Timor then Indochina

1990 - present

1990 - Present
  • Increase in numbers of asylum seekers arrived to Australia by boat