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‘A crony of my own type’

Personal and group networks

Angela McCarthy

?’ and he nearly dropped. He did come from Stornoway too – poor soul wanted to know if I spoke Gaelic – he ‘chust wished he could speak the English as well as he could the gaelic’. He couldn’t understand how I came from Oban. Migrants such as Lorna Carter moved in tightly defined networks of family 2 and friends which assisted the processes of migration and settlement abroad. Such networks frequently offered newcomers practical support, and social and emotional nourishment. Networks were also conduits of communication, and expatriates could influence their transnational

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Angela McCarthy

New York and New Jersey and the Bronx and all those places. Janet Levine: How about your religion? Did your religion stay as strong as it was when you were in the United States? Archibald Walls: It did, because we used to, every month, we used to devote 202 Personal narratives of Irish and Scottish migration different hours [indecipherable] to the church. I forget what it was called then, but my brother Joe he joined it too and with it being different hours maybe from twelve to one praying in the church and meditating and various things. The next month you might be

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‘It just isn’t home’

Entering the British World

Angela McCarthy

, although it is the next best. 15 November 1925 The trouble in this country is that every job is rushed through as fast as possible, sort of hunger & a burst style & when the job is finished [erased: the] naturally, 1 Ernest Younger’s correspondence is in NLS, Acc. 9407/1–4. 132 Personal narratives of Irish and Scottish migration 12 Betty, Mrs Sowler, Mrs Cameron, Mr Sowler, and Ernest Younger at Jackson’s Point, 11 May 1930 the men are laid off, & you can’t blame the employer. He can’t pay men for doing nothing, & competition is keen. 28 February 1926 A fire lends a

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‘Jigs and reels and hornpipes’

Identity, culture, and belonging

Angela McCarthy

true my brother and I certainly were not Australianised. It wasn’t as though we were kept under the thumb. We could read what we liked. We were permitted to go to any moving pictures that we liked but we were pretty strictly controlled. Marjorie Biggins: What about by your father? Jim Comerford: Less by him than by my mother. My mother was the head of the 1 Interview with Jim Comerford by Marjorie Biggins, recorded 15 May 1987, in OHC NLA, NSW Bicentennial Oral History Project, Oral TRC 2301/54. 180 Personal narratives of Irish and Scottish migration household in

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Rescue and Resistance in the Med

An Interview with Caroline Abu Sa’Da, General Director of SOS MEDITERRANEE Suisse

Juliano Fiori

people access to information – facts – on the situation in the Mediterranean, so that they at least are able to form their own judgement on it. They can then decide whether they have a responsibility. Definitely the need is there. After eleven years with MSF, it was really this kind of political and social engagement that interested me. SOS is a ‘hydroponic NGO’, if I may put it like that – nourished from below. Working with the organisation in Switzerland is particularly interesting, given that the country is not very open-minded on migration. It

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‘Nothing but water’

Getting there

Angela McCarthy

Lunch on Sunday feeling sick. Went to lie on my back with whiskey & was ready for tea at 4 and never 1 Shipboard journal of Mary Gibson, 1938. This was kindly provided by May Tapp. 86 Personal narratives of Irish and Scottish migration 5 Mary Gibson, 1938 felt bad since. I got up on deck in the fresh air & felt it kept me better. Costume, coat, & rug on. Most of the tables were empty on Sunday night but I was able for Dinner. 6 instead of 12 at table. Monday 2nd May. I never slept all night. Not being able to lie in bed for rocking I tried to get fixed but no good

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Mining booms and Nanny-Gate

The gendered terrain of temporary economic immigration, 2007–13

Anna Boucher

. This inquiry also called for a skill focus in the 457 programme (MCA 2013: 36; Roach 1995). Although the recommendations of the Roach report were adopted by the then Labor Keating government, they were not introduced until the election of the Howard Coalition government in 1996 through the Migration Regulations (Amendment) Act 1996 (Cth). The 457 visa requires nomination by an approved employer sponsor (Migration Regulations, 2.17). Since mid-2013, there has also been a labour market test, which requires the employer to demonstrate that there is no Australian citizen

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Anna Boucher

. Case selection was based upon countries with high current patterns of skilled immigration as reflected in recent OECD International Migration Outlook reports (OECD 2011b, 2012a). I focus on the OECD because Gender awareness of skilled immigration policies 35 it is in those countries that the most available data and laws on immigration policy are available. This is not to discount the importance of skilled immigration to non-OECD countries, in particular Singapore, Hong Kong and South Africa, rather to focus on countries for which the most reliable legal and policy

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‘The land of opportunity’

Ellis Island and New York

Angela McCarthy

adjustment to city life, but also to assess their current interpretations of society. Many migrants, for instance, specified 110 Personal narratives of Irish and Scottish migration how their experiences differed from the arrivals of late twentieth-century newcomers to the United States. By undertaking comparisons migrants also reveal something of their identities. As Alastair Thomson put it, ‘Migrant oral testimony – in which narrators describe the process of learning to live in a new world, the collisions between old and new ways, and the forging of new understandings of

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Anna Boucher

Department of Immigration and Citizenship’s (DIAC) Fact Sheet 1 summarises that country’s multicultural immigration selection policy and states that ‘Australia’s Migration Program does not discriminate on the basis of race or religion. This means that anyone from any country, can apply to migrate, regardless of their ethnic origin, gender or colour, provided that they meet the criteria set out in law’ (DIAC 2009a). Similarly, Canada also places emphasis on diversity in selection, including gender, as evidenced by the inclusion of a requirement for gender analysis in its