Deposit N132 - Jean Martin papers

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Jean Martin papers


  • 1942 - 1979 (Creation)

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(1923 - 1979)

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Jean Isobel Martin was born in Melbourne in 1923 and studied in Sydney graduating with an MA in Anthropology from the University of Sydney in 1945. In 1943-1947, 1949-1950 and 1956 she was employed as a lecturer at the university. She took her PhD in Anthropology and Sociology at the Australian National University in 1955. She was appointed as lecturer in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Sydney in 1956; Professor of Sociology at La Trobe University, Melbourne from 1966-1974; and in 1974 held position of Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Sociology, Research School of Social Sciences, ANU. Her major publications were Refugee Settlers (1965), Community and Identity (1972), The Migrant Presence (1978). The results of her research into the first Vietnamese refugee immigrants were published as The First Wave: The settlement of Australia's first Vietnamese (1985). She was president of the Sociological Association of Australia and New Zealand (1969-71) and elected a fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia in 1971. Martin died in Sydney on 25 September 1979.

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Correspondence, essays, lecture notes, research papers, press cuttings, reports, ethnic community publications and a multicultural data bank. Records of research projects, files and working papers on displaced persons and the education of migrants arranged by project: Goulburn re displaced persons, 1950-1953; Adelaide re displaced persons, 1964-1970, Melbourne and Sydney re education of young women and migrants, 1971-1975, Melbourne re child migrant education in schools of high migrant density, 1972-1973; Sydney secondary student survey, 1974-1979. Includes material re publication of Refugee Settlers.


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Entered from deposit description on 23 September 2011


  • English



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