Series 471 - Summaries of ethnic newspapers

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Summaries of ethnic newspapers


  • 1927 - 1984 (Creation)

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1.2 m (6 type 1 boxes)

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(1952 - 1990)

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The Department of Demography, Research School of Social Sciences was established in 1952, with WD Borrie as its head and later Chair in Demography in 1957. From the 1960s the Department broadened its focus on the demography of Australia to also focus on the demography of developing countries and in the sociology of international migration. From 1970 to 1988, the Department was headed by Jack Caldwell, who focussed the Department on South and Southeast Asia, and West Africa. In 1990 the Research School of Social Sciences moved from a departmental to a divisional arrangement. The Department was replaced by the Demography Program in the Division of Demography and Sociology, and was headed by Gavin Jones.

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The summaries are translations into English of articles appearing in ethnic newspapers published in Australia. There are three runs: the 1927-1939 set are from the Italo-Australian Weekly Journal only (item 1), those from mainly 1964 are from newspapers in European languages (items 2-18), and those from 1982-1984 are in European, Arabic and Asian languages (items 19-44). The 1982-1984 set were sent weekly from the Department of Immigration to the Sociology Department in The Faculties at the Australian National University and were then sent on to the Demography Department in the Research School of Social Sciences.


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Prepared by Maggie Shapley on 15 May 2012




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