Mackay revisited: the case of Javanese-Australian Muslims, 1880-1999
Publisher© 2007 Scalabrini Migration Center.
AuthorKabir, Nahid Afrose
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CitationKabir, N. (2007). Mackay revisited: The case of javanese-australian muslims, 1880-1999. Asian and Pacific Migration Journal, 16(3), 405-424. doi:10.1177/011719680701600305
The development of Queensland's sugar industry in the nineteenth century led to an influx of non-European laborers, such as Melanesians, Cingalese and Javanese. Years later, under the Immigration Restriction Act, 1901, many Asian people were expelled from Australia, but some Javanese remained in Mackay. This paper examines the Javanese settlement pattern during the colonial, "White Australia," and multicultural periods in terms of race, ethnicity, culture and religion. These accounts were derived largely from interviews with Australia-born second, third and fourth generation Muslims of Javanese origin in Mackay.