Different Sights - Immigrants in New England

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Different Sights

Different Sights is recording the histories of immigrants from non-English-speaking backgrounds who have settled, for longer or shorter periods of time, on the New England Tableland in northern New South Wales, Australia.

The project is connecting individual immigrants and their families to sites, objects, images, oral histories and other sources that help to tell their stories, and to establish themes and patterns in these stories.

The project has produced a thematic study which provides an overview of the patterns of immigration and settlement in the region, and connects those patterns to the histories of individuals, sites, objects and communities. The thematic study is available here to download or view as a pdf file: Different Sights Online.pdf  (for download, right click and choose 'Save Link as...' ).

There is also an ongoing online database.  You are invited to browse and search the database, and to provide suggestions and contributions.

The entries in the database – and the thematic study - are based on research done by the project team members, on contributions offered by individuals and their families, and on the work of local historical societies and museums.  The entries are far from complete or comprehensive and there are likely to be errors.

If you have stories that you would like to have added to the database or if you notice mistakes or if you want further details about the project, please contact:

Janis Wilton
School of Humanities,
University of New England,
Armidale NSW 2351.
Phone: 02 6773 2107
Email: jwilton@une.edu.au.au