"That promoters of an Australian national identity, whatever their ilk, have had a tense reltaionship with ideas of Englishness and continue to do so is certainly a topic worthy of further study. What The English in Australia brings to that study is a careful demography of England-born migration. Scholars wishing to gather this kind of inofmration from a straightfoward and well-written package will appreciate this work and general readers interested in their own Englishness should enjoy the skillful way Jupp toggles between the national histories of Britain and Australia as they relate to English migrants." - Danielle C. Kinsey, University of Illinois
The English in Australia looks at the largest element making up the Australian population--the English. It concentrates on immigration and settlement from England and on the declining influence of the English over two centuries. As the largest such element the English have been taken as the 'norm' and thus rarely analysed in detail. It is argued that this has become anomalous and the English might now been seen as a 'foreign' element. Well illustrated with pictures and maps, there is no other book directly on this topic.