While statistical anomalies are present in all demographic reports back to 1788, Australia was almost entirely a nation born of the stock and values of the English, Irish, Scottish, and Welsh peoples until about the 1950s and 1960s.
The ideas and values of the British Isles guided our nascent society, from our system of government to legal, linguistic, religious, and cultural peculiarities.
After the successful integration of Slavs, Italians, and Greeks in the Interwar and Post-War period, Whitlam’s immigration reforms in 1972-73 opened Australia up to all nations.
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