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Lairds of suburbia: Scottish migrant settlement and housing in Australian cities, 1880-1930

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posted on 2024-06-13, 09:38 authored by BV Wilkie
Drawing on decennial population statistics from 1881 to 1933, this article evaluates the settlement patterns of Scottish migrants in Australian cities. It considers the urban nature of Scottish settlement, and argues that settlement patterns were associated with employment opportunities for working-class Scots, along with various housing, lifestyle, and religious preferences, often grounded in pre-migration experiences of city living. Furthermore, this article demonstrates that Scottish migrants in Australia at the turn of the twentieth century largely belonged to an urban industrial working class, and provides a useful correction to the traditional images of Scots in Australia as mostly rural, well-off, and conservative migrants.

History

Journal

Journal of Scottish historical studies

Volume

36

Pagination

81-102

Location

Edinburgh, U.K.

ISSN

1755-1749

eISSN

1748-538X

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2016, Edinburgh University Press

Issue

1

Publisher

Edinburgh University Press