Thesis / Dissertation

Migration from Limnos to Australia: rediscovering identity, belonging and 'home'

Melissa Noula Afentoulis, Joy Damousi (ed.)

Published : 2018

Abstract

Post-World-War Two mass migration had a significant impact on the Greek population and on the nation’s social and economic infrastructure; for small islands such as Limnos (commonly known as Lemnos in the English-speaking world) the consequences were often momentous. During the 1950s-1970s, many Limnian islanders left for Australia, a nation then at the height of its post-war economic recovery. This thesis explores the intergenerational migration experiences of this community by interrogating emerging themes that arise in the oral histories of three different cohorts: the first-generation, or foundational immigrants; the second-generation, or those born in Australian or who arrived as young ..

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