Australia – Growing with conviction
Last updated: May 27th, 2013 by admin
There’s a lovely story (which might even have some degree of truth) about a middle-aged Australian lady, who received an unexpected bequest from a relative in England. When she remarked to the lawyer, who brought the good news, that she didn’t know what to do with the money, he suggested that she use some of it to visit England. “Oh I couldn’t possibly do that!” she exclaimed, “That’s the country all those criminals came from!”
Of course, the criminals who were sent to Australia were all there for what were essentially economic offences, including, ironically, sheep-stealing and these days those Australians who can trace their ancestry back to the original convicts tend to view this fact with pride.
Since then, Australia has provided a warm welcome to numerous immigrants, many of whom went to the country for economic reasons, from the £10 Poms who headed to Australia to escape the poverty of England to modern professional immigrants, who bring their skills to Australia’s economy. This means that Australia is now a vibrant and diverse country, where most cultures in the world are represented.
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