What is the story of Australian migration?

The immigration history of Australia began with the initial human migration to the continent around 80,000 years ago when the ancestors of Aboriginal Australians arrived on the continent via the islands of Maritime Southeast Asia and New Guinea.

Where is Cornelia Rau now 2020?

New South Wales
In the years after her cruel detention, Rau has been in and out of hospitals, even being detained once more while travelling through Jordan in 2009. Now, she lives a quiet life in New South Wales, according to her lawyer, Claire O’Connor.

What is Cornelia Rau doing now?

Today, she lives in New South Wales. “She goes to classes, she takes part in the physical things she likes to do, swimming and sport,” her former lawyer, Claire O’Connor, said of Rau. “She’s certainly in a better place than when she got out of detention.”

What mental disorder does Sophie have Stateless?

Rau’s family also believes that her history with mental illness (Rau was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and schizophrenia shortly after her stint with Kenja), was aggravated by the mind games played by Kenja leadership.

What’s the difference between immigrant and migrant?

The word “migrant” is being used in place of “immigrant.” A migrant is a person who moves from one place to another within a country. My parents were migrants who came to California from Oklahoma and Texas in the early 1940s. An immigrant is a person who moves from one country from another.

Did Cornelia Rau escape detention?

“But at that stage, the Department of Immigration was refusing to allow people into the detention environment to see people who hadn’t specifically requested them.” After being officially identified by her parents, Ms Rau was released from Baxter on February 3, 2005.

What happened Sofie Werner?

She was rediscovered again in February 2005, at which point it was revealed that she’d spent months in a women’s prison before being transferred to Baxter Immigration Reception and Processing Centre (more commonly referred to as Baxter Detention Centre).

Is Stateless accurate?

Is Stateless based on a true story? Yes! The central conceit – that a mentally-ill Australian-German woman is unlawfully placed in a detention centre by Australia’s Immigration Department – is based on a real incident that happened 15 years ago.

When did assisted passage to Australia start?

In the early 1830s migrants were given an assisted passage, but incurred a debt which they had to repay over time as they found work. By the late 1830s (1836 in New South Wales) the colonial governments had changed this system. They now provided free passage to migrants without expecting the debt to be repaid.