In the aftermath of World War II, the Australian Government wanted to strengthen the economy, infrastructure and defence of the nation, so it embarked on a large-scale immigration program.
Promotional campaigns presented Australia as a welcoming place that offered great opportunities. For many Europeans displaced by World War II, Australia seemed like it would be paradise.
However, starting a new life on the other side of the globe came with numerous challenges.
- Year 6 History
- What were the migrants' first impressions of life in Australia?
- What challenges did they experience?
- How did migrants overcome these challenges?