Anglo-Celtic Australia: Colonial Immigration and Cultural Regionalism

Anglo-Celtic Australia: Colonial Immigration and Cultural Regionalism




For years the prevailing view among scholars has been that postcolonial Australia is "an undifferentiated composite of Anglo-Celtic culture," in which English, Irish, Welsh, and Scottish components quickly fused into a singular culture. But based on extensive field research, this study questions that view: the authors' compilation of data from 13,271 tombstones revealing the birth place of the interred, from 565 graveyards throughout Australia, shows "point-to-point and shire-to-shire migration from the British Isles to Australia." As a result, they also uncover Australia's distinct regional clusters of specific groups from the British Isles—and the differences of religion, dialect, urbanization, and agriculture that accompany them.

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ISBN-13: 9781930066045
Publisher: Columbia College Chicago Press
Publication date: 06/01/2002
Series: Center Books on the International Scene
Edition description: 1
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.80(d)

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