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The 'Flaminia' with passengers bound for South Australia
Title : The 'Flaminia' with passengers bound for South Australia The 'Flaminia' with passengers bound for South Australia
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Date of creation : 1957
Format : Photograph
Dimensions : 155 x 200 mm
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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Between 1955 and 1961 the Flaminia transported thousands of migrants to Australia. This 1957 photograph depicts the Flaminia leaving Pireaus, Greece, bound for Adelaide with Greek migrants (including Stella Karanastasis nee Despinoudis), many of whom are watching the departure from the deck.

After World War Two, the Australian Government promoted the policy known as 'populate or perish' designed to increase the population of Australia to defend the country against invasion. From 1947 to 1983, nearly three million people immigrated to Australia.

Coverage year : 1957
Period : 1946-1979
Further reading :

Donnelly, Patricia. Migrant journeys or "What the hell have we done", Gilles Plains, S.Aust. : Affordable Print, 1999

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

Tsounis, M.P. The story of a community: a short pictorial history of the Greek Orthodox Community of South Australia = E istoria mias koinotetas ..., Adelaide, S. Aust.: Greek Orthodox Community of South Australia, [1990?]

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