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Polish Emigrant Family
Title : Polish Emigrant Family Polish Emigrant Family
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Date of creation : 1949
Format : Photograph
Dimensions : 150 x 100 mm
Contributor : State Library of South Australia
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Polish emigrant family on the American troopship the General Stewart sailing for Australia.

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.

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

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