Journals Higher Education



Published: 05 May 2005

400 Pages | 40 Illustrations, black & white

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719071331

Bookseller Code (01)


Ten Pound Poms

A life history of British postwar emigration to Australia

A. James Hammerton and Alistair Thomson

Published by Manchester University Press

  • There is currently a revived interest in British emigration to Australia - supported by the Australian government and reported enthusiastically by the British press in particular
  • There has been no substantial history of Postwar British emigrants since the 1980s
  • This book fills a gaping hole in the literature
  • Almost uniquely within migration history, this book explores the experiences of migrants who returned to Britain as well as the lives of those who stayed in Australia
  • Draws directly and substantially upon the rich personal testimony of about 500 British emigrants - including oral history interviews, diaries, letters, memoirs and photographs collected by the authors
  • This testimony makes for a lively and accessible history that will engage a broad readership
  • The authors are leading practitioners in the field and have written a book that is alert to the subtle levels of meaning available through such sources and that explores 'cutting edge' approaches and issues in life history research

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