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Old 01-24-2014, 06:56 PM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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It's interesting to speculate. A fact not that many are aware of is there was a lot of 'non-white' or non-European immigrant from the earliest days...the Chinese in the goldfields, who also set up market gardens and larger farms in places like Victoria and north Queensland, Afghan camel traders, Indians from British India, Malays on the north coast, Japanese pearl divers.etc.

It's interesting to speculate what Australia might be demographically now if not for the WAP, which really began in earnest in the post WWI period. There would certainly be Chinese communities with fairly deep roots in some rural areas (like Far North Queensland), and maybe some other Asian migration from Malaysia, Indonesia.etc. Probably not a lot of African migration, that seems more recent regardless.

Still, as for the cities, it seems immigrants are pouring in...I think the main difference would be these other groups would be more integrated into society, and you'd have far more older non-European Australians with Australian accents. Whether this would mean their culture would be stronger or whether they would have integrated more fully is an interesting question to ponder.
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Old 01-24-2014, 07:13 PM
 
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Old 01-24-2014, 07:19 PM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Oh right, my bad
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Old 01-24-2014, 07:46 PM
 
Location: East coast
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It might resemble Hawaii today.
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Old 01-25-2014, 01:24 AM
 
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there was already a thread like this, look at the "similar threads" at the bottom of this page.
Started by the same person no less. Obsessed much?
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Old 01-25-2014, 01:58 PM
 
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Started by the same person no less. Obsessed much?
Are The Postman and Trimac20 the same person?
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Old 01-25-2014, 02:45 PM
 
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Are The Postman and Trimac20 the same person?
I wondered that, I would say yes.
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Old 01-25-2014, 07:54 PM
 
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Are The Postman and Trimac20 the same person?
Yes.
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Old 01-26-2014, 11:38 AM
 
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I would love to see what Australia is like 250 years into the future.
What the demographics will be like? How populated will it be? What language is dominant then? etc.
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Old 01-26-2014, 07:48 PM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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I would love to see what Australia is like 250 years into the future.
What the demographics will be like? How populated will it be? What language is dominant then? etc.
250 years ago it was all aboriginal, so if in 250 it's not majority white, white people will just be a blip on the timeline.
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