Anglo-Celtic Australia: Colonial Immigration and Cultural Regionalism

Anglo-Celtic Australia: Colonial Immigration and Cultural Regionalism

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By (author) Alyson Greiner, By (author) Terry G. Jordan-Bychov, Foreword by John Higley


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  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • Format: Hardback | 208 pages
  • Dimensions: 180mm x 254mm x 20mm | 612g
  • Publication date: 9 May 2003
  • Publication City/Country: Chicago, IL
  • ISBN 10: 193006604X
  • ISBN 13: 9781930066045
  • Edition: 2
  • Edition statement: 2nd
  • Illustrations note: 92 maps, illustrations

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For years the prevailing view among scholars has been that postcolonial Australia is "an undifferentiated composite of Anglo-Celtic culture," in which English, Irish, Welsh, and Scottish components quickly fused into a singular culture. But based on extensive field research, this study questions that view: the authors' compilation of data from 13,271 tombstones revealing the birth place of the interred, from 565 graveyards throughout Australia, shows "point-to-point and shire-to-shire migration from the British Isles to Australia." As a result, they also uncover Australia's distinct regional clusters of specific groups from the British Isles--and the differences of religion, dialect, urbanization, and agriculture that accompany them.

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