Child Refugees And Australian Internationalism: 1920 To The Present

Grant number: FL140100049 | Funding period: 2014 - 2019



This project aims to generate new and powerful understandings of the impact and experiences of child refugees in Australia throughout the twentieth century and early twenty-first century; to explore how this history is tied to the history of Australia's international role on refugee and migration issues; and to examine how our past can inform us about current and future approaches to humanitarian immigration. In doing so it aims to enable an integrated approach to understanding the impact of child refugees in Australia in cultural, social and economic terms and provide a historical and contemporary framework for current discussions on child refugees.