Challis Lecture in History, ‘Rethinking Assimilation and Multiculturalism’ 

Chau Chak Wing Museum, University of Sydney, Thursday 10 August 2023, 5.00pm 

How are migrants supposed to fit into a ‘host society’? How did migrant groups rewrite these expectations? A standard story, in Australia and elsewhere, is that a policy of assimilation in the 1950s gave way to multiculturalism in the 1970s. But how much did governments really invest in assimilation—or multiculturalism? How do the experiences of asylum seekers complicate this story? Join Chris Hilliard and Niro Kandasamy for this Challis Lecture in History, hosted by Natasha Mitchell (ABC Radio National’s Big Ideas). 

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