List of figures, maps and tables; List of contributors; Introduction; Part I. The Peopling of Australia: 1. The indigenous people; 2. The convict period; 3. Imperial settlement; 4. Immigration since the Second World War; Part II. Indigenous Australians: 5. Society and culture; 6. Politics and the law; 7. The indigenous and Australian society; Part III. The Settlers: 8. Ethnic entries, from A to Z; Part IV. Building a Nation: 9. Assimilation and integration; 10. The term 'Australian'; 11. Australian nationhood; 12. Citizenship in Australia; 13. Concept of 'the Australian'; 14. Cultural diversity; 15. Economics of immigration; 16. Human rights in Australia; 17. Public policy towards immigrants; 18. Language policy in Australia; 19. The legal status of immigrants and refugees; 20. The making of the Anglo-Australian; 21. The mass media, immigration and indigenous issues; 22. Multicultural arts; 23. Multiculturalism in Australia; 24. Multicultural literature; 25. The origins of multiculturalism; 26. National identity; 27. Productive diversity; 28. Public opinion on immigration; 29. Racial discrimination; 30. Refugees; 31. Political representation; 32. Reconciliation; 33. Republicanism; 34. Settlement policies since 1946; 35. Social provision; Appendix 1. Overseas birthplaces of Australians (1996 census data); Appendix 2. Languages spoken by Australians at home (1996 census data); Appendix 3. Religious affiliations of Australian (1996 census data); Chronology; Bibliography; Index.
An encyclopedia of the many ethnic groups who make up the Australian people.
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