Australia, internal migration
Published Online: 4 FEB 2013
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The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration
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Bell, M. 2013. Australia, internal migration. The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration. .
- Published Online: 4 FEB 2013
Australia is a nation of immigrants and mobility has long been an essential dimension of its social and economic life. The indigenous Aboriginal population displays a distinctive form of mobility that dates back as far as 40,000 years, reflecting a close relationship with the land, traditional cultural practice, and strong kin networks (Taylor & Bell 2004). However, it was the coming of European settlement, from 1788, coupled with the unique physical geography of the continent that has shaped contemporary patterns and processes of internal migration.
- political economy;
- regional development;
- indigenous peoples