Australia – Why have people moved there?. Most family historians in Australia regard a convict in their ancestry as enormously desirable. . January 26, 1788 First Convicts Transported to New South Wales Arrive. Australian indigenous culture stretches back more than 40,000 years
Most family historians in Australia regard a convict in their ancestry as enormously desirable.
January 26, 1788First Convicts Transported to New South Wales Arrive
while Europeans first settled Melbourne on the banks of the Yarra River in 1835 when it was part of the British colony New South Wales.
In 1851, the colony of Victoria was separated from New South Wales and this area became the Australian state of Victoria.
After less than 50 years of settlement, the British journalist George Augustus Sala, dubbed it 'Marvellous Melbourne'.
Announcements of gold discoveries, in country Victoria, in 1851. Led to thousands flocking to to the city
The ethnic mix of Melbourne's population has always been an important influence on the city's character: the Chinese and Irish diggers
Immigrants leaving Britain in 1852 bought more tickets to Melbourne than to any other destination in the world.
After WWII - arrival of refugees and migrants from all over Europe (particularly Greece, Italy, Yugoslavia, Turkey and Poland)
These migrants have boosted Melbourne's population to 4 million
Third largest ‘greek’ population in any city
Victorian Seniors Card - Greek
Run by the Nicolades family, originally from Greece, the Anglo-American offered a conventional menu of steak and chips and whiting and snacks. The coffee, like the décor and the food, was commonplace.
Australia's second city is a place of contradictions and hidden charms. A leafy, bayside community on the Yarra River,
it is cosmopolitan, suburban, cultivated, football crazy, conservative and a haven for the avant-garde.
Visitors come for its shopping, restaurants, nightlife and sporting calendar, encouraging many Melburnians to believe that they live in one of the most civilized cities in the world.
developed a wine industry
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