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Kdo so "Jugoslovani" v Avstraliji do leta 1990
Who are "The Yugoslavs" in Australia until 1990.

Author(s): Breda Čebulj-Sajko
Subject(s): Ethnic Minorities Studies
Published by: Етнографски институт САНУ
Summary/Abstract: There are insufficient data about ethnic background of the Yugoslav emigration both in Australian and Yugoslav periodicals and literature. That is why this exposure presents an experiment about moving the "Yugoslavs" to Australia. Data about the Slovenians and the Serbs are cumulative with other data concerning other Yugoslav peoples. The most of emigrants from refugee camps got permanent visa for stay in the bigger towns and cities of Sydney and Melbourne. Some 16000 entry visas were confirmed from Yugoslavia until 1965. The most visas were issued in Yugoslavia compared to other European countries. So called chain migrations were intensive at that time. There are separate ethnic settlements in the states of Victoria and New Southern Wales. The biggest percent (62%) of employed women were among Yugoslavs. In the end of sixties, the biggest number of Yugoslav economic migration came to Australia. Until disintegration of Socialist Federative Republic of Yugoslavia, the Yugoslavs were the biggest immigration group in Australia. In multicultural and ethnic diverse Australian community, new inhabitants differ a lot from previously inhabited people. Those differences are going to be bigger if minority cultures (in a wide sense of meaning) which can be recognised easily in every Australian town if they have nothing in common with the Anglo - Saxon culture of majority. Living together, with different ethnic background, was once directed to the ethnic policy of discrimination. Today, tolerance, pluralism and multi cultural policy are advocated. If we talk about two halves of the same society, about old and new Australians, we must not neglect the fact these new are very different among themselves.

  • Page Range: 265-282
  • Page Count: 18
  • Publication Year: 1998
  • Language: Slovenian