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  • 1700 Indigenous population estimated at 300,000 to 750,000.   1788 From 1788 to 1868  160,000 convicts  were shipped to the Australian  colonies from the  United Kingdom. 
  • 1851 during the gold rush era of 1860 to 1900   500,000 people  migrated to Australia.  from England,  Ireland, Scotland,  Wales, China and the USA. 1860 From 1860 to 1900,  laborers   from  Melanesia  were  recruited to  work on   Queensland  sugar  plantations.
  • 1970 From 1850 to 1900 Afghani Pakistani  and Turkish camel  handlers played an  important part in opening up central Australia.
  • 1880 In the late  1800  Japanese  fishers were  important  in the  pearling  industry. 1901 With Federation  the Immigration Restriction Act was  passed which made it  very difficult for non English speaking immigrants to come to  Australia.
  • 1950 after  world war 2  large amounts of migrants came to Australia  1950  to  1960  from  Italy, Germany eg. Europe. 1956 hungarian refugees fled a civil war in there country. 
  • 1790 Most scientists believe that human beings first came to America over the Bering Straits about 20,000 years ago. Around the year 1000, a small number of Vikings would arrive. Crossing the Atlantic meant two to three months of seasickness, overcrowding, limited food rations, and disease. 
  •  1820 In the six years since the United States won the War of Independence, America was becoming, in Thomas Paine's words, "the asylum for the persecuted lovers of civil and religious liberty from every part of Europe.   and of the 3.9 million people counted, the English were the largest 
  •  1880 The Industrial Revolution had begun, the slave trade was nearing its end, and America was pushing westward. Thousands of immigrants found work on the trans-continental railroad, settling in towns along the way. Word of the California Gold Rush had spread around the world, drawing immigrants from both Asia and Europe. 
  •  1930 By the 1880, steam power had shortened the journey to America dramatically. Immigrants poured in from around the world: from the Middle East, the Mediterranean, Southern and Eastern Europe, and down from Canada. The door was wide open for Europeans. In the 1880s alone, 9% of the total population of Norway emigrated to America. After 1892,
  • 1965 The Great Depression had begun, leaving few with the means or incentive to come to the United States. Many recent immigrants returned to their native lands, including hundreds of thousands of Mexicans, many against their will.
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