Settling Down and Settlement Patterns Case study: Polish Migrants from the 1980s in Melbourne
Beata Leuner 1  
 
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Victoria University, Business and Law Faculty, Melbourne
Publication date: 2008-02-05
 
Polish Sociological Review 2007;160(4):417–430
 
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The history of Australia and the cultural origins of its population are closely linked to the story of the migration of peoples from other continents. This paper includes an examination of opportunity and psychological costs of Polish migration to Melbourne (Australia) during the 1980s. Included are positive and negative experiences during the settlement process, as well as the outcomes and consequences of migration. Generally migrants have had a difficult time building a life for themselves in Australia due to a variety of reasons which will be discussed in this paper. The article also outlines Polish migrants opinions of multiculturalism in Australia.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
This paper was developed as a result of my PhD in 2006 titled: “Migration movements, policies and language maintenance in multicultural Australia: A study of Polish migration to Melbourne in the 1980s’.”
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