Post-war Migrant Protest and Ethnic Activism

old photo of migrants protesting
Image: Snapshot from Bonegilla during the 1961 migrant protest over unemployment

‘Migrant rights’ was a familiar term in the 1960s and 1970s before the introduction of a state multicultural policy. At the forefront were groups within the Italian and Greek communities that worked with trade unions to lobby for better pathways to citizenship, housing, community services and workplace conditions. Dr Alexandra Dellios will be discussing the rich community memory of migrant rights activism.

Dr Alexandra Dellios is a cultural historian in the Centre for Heritage and Museum Studies and is a National Library of Australia Fellow. 

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