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Michele Langfield on the decline in Irish immigration in 1920s

Michele Langfield.

Historian Michele Langfield describes the decline in Irish immigration during the 1920s

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Date Added:

26 March 2009

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mov (Quicktime);

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1.9 MB

Length:

00min45sec

Transcript

Langfield:

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In terms of the Irish it had Ė the Irish immigration had reduced to almost a trickle by about 1921, when the republic was formed, the whole idea of home rule which is happening in the late 19th Century influenced I think issues and attitudes to the British and particularly during World War 1, with Bloody Sunday, the Easter Sunday where there were rebels put down quite harshly in that period the Irish didnít always want to emigrate to another British dominion, they were quite keen to go to the states and after the First World War there was very little Irish immigration to Australia, compared to the 19th Century.

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