Thursday, July 25, 2013


Re-Emigration is a term used to describe a process whereby people arrive in one country and- rather than stopping - move on to another country. I'm sure its a very common practice in many parts of the world. However it somehow seems to defy our nation-state bound imagination. Especially in Australia. After a brief period of anxiety in the mid-nineteneth century- peaking in 1849 in the context of migrants moving on to the Californian Goldfields - the concept almost disappeared form our national imaginary.

With thanks to Tim Sherratt's Query Pic Tool.

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