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Now that you have arrived...
Title : Now that you have arrived... Now that you have arrived...
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Source : Places of interest in and around Adelaide, South Australia / 5th ed
Place Of Creation : Adelaide
Publisher : The Bureau
Date of creation : 1923
Additional Creator : South Australia. Intelligence and Tourist Bureau
Format : Pamphlet
Contributor : State Library of South Australia
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This 1923 advertisement directed at both the newly arrived and home makers opens with the words: 'Now that you have arrived in this great land - Australia...'. It advises that 'if you are going to settle here' then 'furnishings for your new home' and 'suitable wearing apparel for the present season', in fact 'everything you could need in this country' is available for purchase at John Martin & Co., 'The Big Store'.

During the 1920s there were new immigration agreements between the Australian states and Commonwealth government. From this period, selection, medical examination and transport of immigrants was governed by the Commonwealth, while states determined numbers of immigrants required, and organised their settlement in Australia.

The Commonwealth Empire Settlement Act of 1922 formalised these arrangements. In this decade more than 220,000 British immigrants arrived in Australia, mainly in eastern states. In contrast, restrictions regarding non-British immigrants increased.

The oncoming economic depression at the end of the 1920s led to decreased numbers of British immigrants, and some already in Australia chose to return to their homeland.

Period : 1919-1927
Further reading :

From many places: the history and cultural traditions of South Australian people / Migration Museum Kent Town, S. Aust.: Migration Museum (History Trust of S.A.) in association with Wakefield Press, 1995



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