Samurai in the surf : the arrival of the Japanese on the Gold Coast in the 1980s

Hajdu, Joseph 2005, Samurai in the surf : the arrival of the Japanese on the Gold Coast in the 1980s, Pandanus, Canberra, A.C.T..

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Title Samurai in the surf : the arrival of the Japanese on the Gold Coast in the 1980s
Author(s) Hajdu, Joseph
Publication date 2005
Total pages 236 p.
Publisher Pandanus
Place of Publication Canberra, A.C.T.
Keyword(s) Japanese -- Queensland
Investments, Japanese -- Queensland -- Gold Coast
Tourism -- Queensland -- Gold Coast
Gold Coast (Qld.)
Foreign investment in Australia
Japan
Gold Coast
Property development
Entrepreneurs
Race relations
Attitudes
History, 1980-1989
Summary Samurai in the Surf explores the history of Japanese investment in the 1980s, following a money-trail that leads back to a ballooning Japanese economy and a colorful array of investment sources. The book also explores the local community's views of this unprecedented stream of foreign investment and provides a convincing illustration of the links between 1980s Queensland and Pauline Hanson's One Nation movement of the 1990s.
Notes Summary: Readable, fast-paced and fascinating account of the 1980s property boom on the Gold Coast spurred by a flood of Japanese investment.
ISBN 1740761154
9781740761154
Language eng
Field of Research 129999 Built Environment and Design not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category A1 Books - authored - research
Copyright notice ©2005, Pandanus
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30000419

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Collection: School of History, Heritage and Society
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