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Smuggled: A history of illegal journeys to Australia

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Smuggled: A history of illegal journeys to Australia

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SKU: 9781742236896 Category: Product ID: 176511

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Title: Smuggled: A history of illegal journeys to Australia
Author: BALINT RUTH/KALMAN JULIE
Format: PAPERBACK
Publication date: 01/05/2021
Imprint: NEW SOUTH WALES UNI PRESS
Price: $35.00
Publishing status: Active

People smugglers are the pariahs of the modern world. There is no other trade so demonised and, yet at the same time, so useful to contemporary Australian politics. But beyond the rhetoric lies a rich history that reaches beyond the maritime borders of our island continent and has a longer lineage than the recent refugee movements of the twenty-first century. Smuggled recounts the journeys to Australia of refugees and their smugglers since the Second World War – from Jews escaping the Holocaust, Eastern Europeans slipping through the Iron Curtain, ‘boat people’ fleeing the Vietnam War to refugees escaping unthinkable violence in the Middle East and Africa.

Based on original research and revealing personal interviews, Smuggled marks the first attempt to detach the term ‘people smuggler’ from its pejorative connotations, and provides a compelling insight into a defining yet unexplored part of Australia’s history.

ISBN: 9781742236896
Dimension: 234mm X 153mm
Edition: 01

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Dimensions 234 × 153 mm