'I always wanted to go to Europe': Travel as a modern Australian rite of passage, 1945-2012

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'I always wanted to go to Europe': Travel as a modern Australian rite of passage, 1945-2012

Type: Master thesis
Title: 'I always wanted to go to Europe': Travel as a modern Australian rite of passage, 1945-2012
Author: O'Dowd, Caitlyn M
Issue Date: 2013-03
Keywords: tourism
Australia
Grand Tour
backpacking
working holiday
Abstract: A new rite of passage in the form of travel, particularly to Europe, has become commonplace in post-World War II Australian society. The Australian experience is unique; the country's geographic place in the world, its healthy economy and its historic tie to Great Britain all characterise this phenomenon. This experience - as fluid as it may seem on the surface - has remained relatively consistent throughout the post World War II period despite developments in aviation and communications technology.
Supervisor: Schipper, Frank
Faculty: Faculty of Humanities
Department: History (Master)
Specialisation: History (Migration and Global Interdependence)
ECTS Credits: 30
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/20520
 

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