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Written by Noreen Jones


The Japanese who migrated to Australia before 1901 were not only the prostitutes, pimps and pearlers of popular fiction. They were families, farmers and fishermen, entrepreneurs and itinerants. With determination and ambition many of them successfully established themselves in their new home. But the few who were granted citizenship were later stripped of the status, and untold numbers made applications which were refused. With the outbreak of World War II, property and possessions were confiscated, many were interned and most were denied permission to remain in the country when the war ended. Focusing on the stories of individuals, this engaging account examines the Japanese presence in Australia from the late colonial period until World War II.

ISBN 9781863683685 (Paperback)
Formats B+ Format (208 x 140mm) (Paperback)
Categories Current Affairs, Culture & Social History
Autobiography, Biography & Memoir
Pages 224
Publication Year 2002
Edition 1st
Publisher Fremantle Press
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    Noreen Jones

    Noreen Jones was born in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, and has lived in a number of towns throughout the state. She has worked in a variety of occupations including as a lecturer in Aboriginal education in remote areas, child welfare worker, laboratory assistant in mineral and oil exploration, and professional textile artist and weaver. She has travelled extensively in Japan. Read more