Visible participation: Japanese migrants in north Queensland, 1880–1941

Killoran, Tianna (2021) Visible participation: Japanese migrants in north Queensland, 1880–1941. History Australia, 18 (3). pp. 508-525.

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Abstract

Between 1880 and 1941, many Japanese migrants arrived in north Queensland and became active participants in their communities. Despite arriving during an era where a White Australia was broadly envisioned, these migrants formed lasting connections within the unique geographical and cultural climate of north Queensland. Government records and newspapers archives reveal these individuals’ positive contributions to the region through business, civic engagement, and social events. This article focuses on Japanese migrant families’ economic, civic, and social contributions to north Queensland communities to highlight the longevity and depth of their connections within the history of northern Australia.

Item ID: 73013
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1833-4881
Keywords: Migration, Japanese-Australian history, White Australia Policy, Immigration Restriction Act, Australian history
Copyright Information: © 2021 Australian Historical Association.
Date Deposited: 06 May 2022 05:17
FoR Codes: 43 HISTORY, HERITAGE AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 4303 Historical studies > 430302 Australian history @ 70%
43 HISTORY, HERITAGE AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 4303 Historical studies > 430319 Migration history @ 15%
43 HISTORY, HERITAGE AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 4303 Historical studies > 430323 Transnational history @ 15%
SEO Codes: 13 CULTURE AND SOCIETY > 1307 Understanding past societies > 130703 Understanding Australia’s past @ 100%
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