eCite Digital Repository

Memory, Migration and Television: National Stories of the Small Screen


Darian-Smith, K and Harvey, K, Memory, Migration and Television: National Stories of the Small Screen, Remembering Migration: Oral Histories and Heritage in Australia, Palgrave Macmillan, K Darian-Smith and P Hamilton (ed), Cham, Switzerland, pp. 75-92. ISBN 978-3-030-17750-8 (2019) [Research Book Chapter]

Copyright Statement

Copyright 2019 The Authors

DOI: doi:10.1007/978-3-030-17751-5_6


The introduction of television into Australia in 1956 coincided with the nationís socially transformative post-World War II migration scheme. Drawing upon a national project that traces the conjoined histories of television and cultural diversity in Australia, this chapter examines the significance of television to the experiences of migration as reflected in oral histories and memoirs. First, it examines the ways migrants to Australia reflect on the place of television in their experiences of settlement, and how the imported and local programming contributed to a sense of belonging. Second, it explores the little-known history of migrant producers in the 1970s and 1980s, and variety programmes they made in languages other than English for migrant audiences.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:oral history, Australian history, memory, media, television, migration, cultural diversity
Research Division:History, Heritage and Archaeology
Research Group:Historical studies
Research Field:Australian history
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Understanding past societies
Objective Field:Understanding Australia's past
UTAS Author:Darian-Smith, K (Professor Kate Darian-Smith)
UTAS Author:Harvey, K (Dr Kyle Harvey)
ID Code:135059
Year Published:2019
Deposited By:Office of the School of Humanities
Deposited On:2019-09-25
Last Modified:2020-01-29

Repository Staff Only: item control page