Austalianuak: Basques in the Antipodes

Austalianuak: Basques in the Antipodes

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Australianuak: Basques in the Antipodes makes an important contribution to  immigration studies in general and to our understanding of the Basque diaspora in
particular. It documents the history of Basques in Australia from the late eighteenth century until the present. Based upon archival and field research, the book primarily focuses on the formal recruitment of Basques as manual sugar canecutters in the late 1950s and the early 1960s in tropical Queensland’s Far North. From 1970, the mechanization of harvesting forced canecutters to develop new life strategies. As this volume shows, Basques in Australia maintained their ethnic identity, as well
as contacts with their European homeland.