Australian Migrant Ships

by Peter Plowman
$34.95

Publisher: Rosenberg Publishing

Publication Date: February 01, 2006

ISBN: 9781877058400

Binding: Paperback

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In 1945 Arthur Calwell announced a new immigration policy for Australia requiring an influx of 70,000 migrants a year, and it was hoped that all of them would come from Britain. When insufficient Britons applied the Australian government looked to Italy and Greece and then to refugee camps across Europe. This book looks at the ships that brought these migrants to Australia - some that were never designed to carry passengers or to travel great distances - and their place in maritime and Australian history.