19 December 2020 Update: I will continue to add to this list as I read more books and remember more previously read.
The topic for ANZAncestryTime this week is Migration across the seas.
This theme prompted me to reflect on some of the books I had read about immigrants or refugees who travelled to make a new life in Australia, some came by sea and some by air. I went scurrying back to my reading log on Librarything to jog my memory for those titles.
Following is a list of some of the books I enjoyed.
Almost like home : living in Bradfield Park, Michael Hogan
The Arrival, Shaun Tan (Picture book - suggested by Carmel Galvin).
Benedictine pioneers in Australia, Henry Norbert Birt
The Boat by Nam Le (Suggested by Carmel Galvin)
Convict women, Kay DanielsCop This Lot, Nino Culotta
Fair Game, Elizabeth Rushen
Free Passage, Perry McIntyre
Freedom's land, Anna Jacobs
The Happiest Refugee, Anh DoThe glory garage : growing up Lebanese Muslim in Australia, Nadia Jamal
The happiest man on Earth, Eddie Jaku
Hell ship, Michael Veitch (Suggested by Jennifer Jones)
Inheritance of secrets, Sonya Bates
Into the Suburbs : A Migrant's Story, Christopher Raja
The Italian girl, Rebecca HuntleyJoyful strains : making Australia home, Kent MacCarter
A long way to Tipperary, Susan Gough (Children's Fiction)
Mao's last dancer, Li Cunxin
Michi's memories : the story of a Japanese war bride , Keiko Tamura
One Bright Moon, Andrew Kwong
Otherland: A Journey with My Daughter by Maria TumarkinPirate boy of Sydney town by Jackie French
Reckoning : a memoir, Magda Szubanski