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Scottish emigration to Australia and New Zealand (pt 2/2)

Scottish emigration to Australia and New Zealand (pt 2/2)
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Key Info
  • Scottish emigration to Australia and New Zealand (pt 2/2)
  • Duration: 01:27
  • From the middle of the 19th Century, Highlanders suffering from the impact of the potato famine were channelled towards Australia by the government. At the same time, a gold rush was drawing prospectors from around the world. As existing Australians went in search of gold, the vacant jobs they left increased the job prospects for the arriving Scots.
  • Subject:

    History

       Topic:

    Migration

  • Keywords: Scotland, emigration, Australia, New Zealand, potato famine, gold rush, history
Ideas for use in class
  • The clip can lead into general study of expansion and development in Australia. It can also contribute to study of the Highland Potato Famine.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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