AustLit logo
Eric Richards Eric Richards i(A71804 works by) (a.k.a. Eric Stapleton Richards)
Born: Established: 3 Aug 1940
c
Wales (UK),
c
c
United Kingdom (UK),
c
Western Europe, Europe,
; Died: Ceased: 21 Sep 2018 London,
c
England,
c
c
United Kingdom (UK),
c
Western Europe, Europe,

Gender: Male
The material on this page is available to AustLit subscribers. If you are a subscriber or are from a subscribing organisation, please log in to gain full access. To explore options for subscribing to this unique teaching, research, and publishing resource for Australian culture and storytelling, please contact us or find out more.

BiographyHistory

Professor Eric Richards has worked in the Department of History, Faculty of Social Sciences at Flinders University, South Australia. He was a Research Affiliate of the Research School of Social Sciences, Institute of Advance Studies, Australian National University from 2002 to 2005 and Adjunct Professor of History at Case Western Reserve University, Ohio, in 2004.

His major historical publications, as author or editor, include The Leviathan of Wealth: The Sutherland Fortune in the Industrial Revolution (1973), The Last Scottish Food Riots (1982), A History of the Highland Clearances: Vol I, Agrarian Transformation and the Evictions, 1745-1886 (1982), which won the Book Prize of the Scottish Arts Council, A History of the Highland Clearances: Vol II, Emigration, Protest, Reasons (1985) The Flinders History of South Australia (two volumes, 1986 and 1987), Cromartie, Highland Life 1650-1914 (with Monica Clough 1989), Poor Australian Immigrants in the Nineteenth Century (1991), Visible Women: Female Immigrants in Colonial Australia, Canberra (1995), The Australian Immigrant in the Twentieth Century (1998) Patrick Sellar and the Highland Clearances (Scottish History Book of the Year, 1999), The Highland Clearances: People, Landlords and Rural Turmoil (2000), Britannia's Children: Emigration from England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland Since 1600 (2004), Speaking to Immigrants: Oral Testimony and the History of Australian Immigration (2002), Australian Journal of Irish Studies (2002) and New Zealand Books (2003). Richards' Desintation Australia: Migration to Australia Since 1901 (2008) won the Community Relations Commission Award in the 2009 New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards.

Most Referenced Works

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Destination Australia : Migration to Australia since 1901 Sydney : University of New South Wales Press , 2009 Z1791874 2009 single work non-fiction Charts the history of migration to Australia from the twentieth century to the present. Written by one of Australia's leading historians of immigration, the book explores three main themes: the maintenance of British White Australia through to 1947; the Europeanisation of immigration through to the 1970s; and, the dismantling of White Australia and the radical diversification of immigration that has continued to the present day. More than just a linear history, uses the drama of real stories and experiences to illustrate broader arguments and places Australia's experience in the context of international migration patterns.
2009 winner New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Community Relations Commission Award
Last amended 15 May 2019 08:18:32
Other mentions of "" in AustLit:
    X