Reasons for immigration to Australia from
The Greeks came to Australia because of many reasons one of them is, Baklava and tzatziki sold alongside Aussie specials like kidney and steak pie. Also the government of Australia migration schemes targeted Greek and Italians in the 1950s and 1960s. More Greek settlers came to Australia came with the gold rushes in the 1850s. The Greeks were coming to Australia for a lot of reasons.
Here are some other reasons; the demography of the region is also of particular interest in Greece which has aging populations. They attracted immigration from countries with a younger workforce, he push factor being the latter's inability to find jobs in their home country combined with Greece's need for cheap labour (especially in small scale family businesses, which are prevalent).Another primary factor in this large scale rise in immigration is also the narrowing of the gap in terms of living standards between Northern Europe and Southern Europe. Greece has become an attractive destination to economic migrants because of steady growth rates and EU member status.
Timeframe in relation to world conflict or civil unrest
Sydney and Melbourne have big Greek communities. Melbourne is the largest Greek City outside of Greece and the home of Greek Immigration to Australia. Melbourne is a cosmopolitan city of more than three and half million people; official estimates indicate that the total Greek-speaking population is about 350,000.
1829- the first Greek settlers came to Australia when seven convicts were charged with piracy by a British naval court.1949- the royalists claimed victory.1967- which resulted to a Junta which was characterized by repression, brutality upon the people.1974- the government killed 20 students who were lodging protests. 1993- a general election brought Papadreou back to power. 1996 and 2000- Kostas Simitis was appointed Prime Minister. 2004- the turn of the right wing Kostas Karamanlis to be elected.
What cultural riches the greeks brought to Australia
greece brang many cultural riches to australia like the wine industry, different types of cheeses and olives. bringing wine to australia made good wine with the grape industry. alot of aussies like the olives that the greeks brang to australia
how they came
1830-1930 most came by boat and some lucky people came by helicopters.1930 onwards most came by plae because around 7% were killed on boat and hardly any got killed in a plane.
what hardships did they face
the greeks had some struggles like finding lobs in australia and finding a place to stay. another hardship for the greeks is that learning english can be super annoying because it leads to stress and low grades.
story of an immigrant from greece
"I was seven-years-old when I arrived in Australia in May 1950. I was deported from greece through athns. At the Boy's Home in Castledare in Western Australia, a tremendous amount of abuse -- physical, sexual, mental -- began to occur with all the children.Later at 10, I was deported to Clontarf where once again, the abuse continued with this organization known as the Christian Brothers. This time -- on a much larger scale."
"Some of the boys that I traveled with told me that I had cried for three solid days. We've been at sea for three days before I knew I was not going back. The description they gave us of Australia was that it just down the road and around the corner.As a seven-year-old, I thought wow, they said all these wonderful things
about Australia... that you pick fruit off the trees on the way, that the sun shines... it sounded absolutely fantastic. The analogy they came up with was that you'll get a better life and that's an absolute fallacy. We didn't even know where Australia was -- let alone that it was a different continent.The day I arrived at Castledare, we were kicked and belted off the bus. From the minute we arrived, a member of the Christian Brother got on the bus and bellowed at us to get off and get into a single line outside the bus. I remember thinking: 'My God, what have we gotten ourselves into here?' And it never got better from that day."
"Children were constantly interfered with by members of the Christian Brothers. The brutality, starvation, and depravation that occurred to these
children were absolutely atrocious. The unfortunate thing was because no one
monitored what was going on, the carers had carte blanche to do whatever it was
they wanted to do with us -- and that was exactly what they did.