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1 Beyond the White Picket Fence Using the Immigration Museum to study migration to Australia post 1945 HTAV Conference 25 July 2013

2 WHY DO WE TEACH THIS HISTORY ?

3 Global Movement of People

4 The total number of international Migrants is an estimated 214 million One out of every 33 persons in the world is a migrant

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6 Almost a quarter of Victoria's population were born overseas, while 43.5% of Victorians were either born overseas, or have a parent who was born overseas. Victorians come from over 200 countries, speak over 180 languages and dialects and follow over 110 religious faiths. Most of the overseas-born Victorians came to Australia as migrants hoping to find a better life for themselves and their children. A significant number came to Australia as refugees – first Europeans displaced by the Second World War, then refugees from the war in Indo-China and more recently refugees from conflicts in the republics of the former Yugoslavia, the Horn of Africa, the Middle East and Afghanistan. Victorian Multicultural Commission

7 Victoria’s Population 2006 – 69.6% % of Victorians born in Australia 2011 – 68.5%

8 Setting the context for studying Migration Who are you and where do you come from ? What does it mean to be a migrant ? Why study migration ? Migration today – what are the issues ?

9 The White Picket Fence John Howard's 2001 federal election speech John Howard, Australian Prime Minister , delivered his Liberal Party election campaign launch speech in a post- September 11 world. It included tough language on national security and border protection.

10 The White Picket Fence Let us keep before us the noble ideal of a white Australia, a snow-white Australia if you will.white Australia Let us be pure and spotless. Reverend James Black Roland, member of House of Representatives, 1901

11 ACDSEH144 The waves of post-World War II migration to Australia, including the influence of significant world events.

12 ACDSEH144 The waves of post-World War II migration to Australia, including the influence of significant world events. Specific details post World War II OriginsOrigins Significant world events Timeline of MigrationTimeline of Migration DocumentingDocumenting post war migration.

13 ACDSEH145 The impact of changing government policies on Australia’s migration patterns, including abolition of the White Australia Policy

14 ACDSEH145 The impact of changing government policies on Australia’s migration patterns, including abolition of the White Australia Policy White Australia Policy Populate or Perish’ Racial Discrimination Act 1975

15 (ACDSEH146) The impact of at least ONE world event or development and its significance for Australia, such as the Vietnam War and Indochinese refugees

16 (ACDSEH146) The impact of at least ONE world event or development and its significance for Australia, such as the Vietnam War and Indochinese refugees Mai Ho’s Story Cuc Lam’s Story 1970s Migration from Vietnam

17 (ACDSEH147) The contribution of migration to Australia’s changing identity as a nation and to its international relationships.

18 Where are Victorians coming from? 1.Burma (Myanmar)212% 2.Columbia126% 3.India112% 4.Pakistan95% 5.Afghanistan90% 6.Canada89% 7.Brazil72% 8.Bangladesh70% 9.Iran68% 10.China66% 10 biggest percentage increases in Immigrant Community sizes from 2006 to 2011

19 (ACDSEH147) The contribution of migration to Australia’s changing identity as a nation and to its international relationships. Identity : Yours, Mine, Ours

20 Activities Onsite Staff led session : LEAVING and ARRIVAL Tuesday – Friday 10am, 11 am,noon and 1pm Booking Details Self Guided session : LEAVING and ARRIVAL Monday- Friday as above Booking Details

21 Resources ONLINE Migration TIMELINE ORIGINS Cultures and Communities : onlineonline DISCOVERY CENTRE – ask the expertask the expert Making History – Student digital historiesStudent digital histories Identity : Yours, Mine, Ours Identity Station Pier :Gateway to a new Life Station Pier Community Cultural Festivals short filmsshort films

22 Resources Off site WHAT’S YOUR STORY ? IMMIGRATION LEARNING KITIMMIGRATION LEARNING KIT – available 2014

23 FOR MORE DETAILS Subscribe to MV Teachers Visit Immigration Museum Attend HTAV member’s Event 8 August

24 Resources Immigration Museum Cultures and Communities research/cultures-and-communities/http://museumvictoria.com.au/collections- research/cultures-and-communities/ Identity overycentre/identity/ overycentre/identity/ Originshttp://museumvictoria.com.au/origins/http://museumvictoria.com.au/origins/

25 Resources Migration Timeline mini/immigration-timeline/ Making History making-history/ Small Object Big Story mini/small-object-big-story/

26 For any other queries please contact me Jan Molloy 03


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