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Italian miners and the second-generation 'Britishers' at Kalgoorlie, Australia

Pascoe, Robert and Bertola, Patrick (1985) Italian miners and the second-generation 'Britishers' at Kalgoorlie, Australia. Social History, 10 (1). pp. 9-35. ISSN 0022-4529

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Abstract

This article studies the 1934 Kalgoorlie riot in Western Australia by placing the event in the wider social context of the period. The immediate cause of the riot was the killing of a local sports hero by an Italian barman. The rioters were descendants of English colonists and the object of their violence were the people of Southern European descent. They burned Southern European business. The government of Wester Australia acted in such a way that for the Southern Europeans they think it was biased against them. Most of the people in Kalgoorlie works in mines. The mining sector was entangled with the social unrest.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: riots, Western Australia, mineral industries, breach of the peace
Subjects: FOR Classification > 1608 Sociology
FOR Classification > 2103 Historical Studies
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Social Sciences and Psychology
Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2011 23:12
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2011 23:12
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/6820
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