The Migrant Experience

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The Migrant Experience: Setting Out
Setting Out presents a condensed general history of migration to Australia over 200 years, surveying the chief events in Australian and world history that have influenced our migration patterns and…
The Migrant Experience: Of Dreams and Reasons
Why do people leave the lands where they were born? Why do some choose Australia as a new home? After World War Two, migrant numbers swelled. Europeans saw Australia as…
The Migrant Experience: First Encounters
This program looks at how immigrants have been received upon their arrival in Australia. It explores the expectations, fears and challenges of these new immigrants in first meetings between new…
The Migrant Experience: Working
Work is one of the most significant points of interaction between migrants and the wider community. This program examines the experiences, both good and bad, of the migrant workforce in…
The Migrant Experience: Something Old Something New
This program looks at the contrast of cultures experienced by migrant groups, in particular migrant children and the next generation who may be influenced by and caught between two very…
The Migrant Experience: Are You Fair Dinkum?
Is there such a thing as an Australian identity? This program explores the notion of an Australian way of life, how it may have been shaped by migration and the…

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