Title

A place at the coast: internal migration and the shift to the coastal-countryside

Document Type

Article

Publication details

Kijas, J 2002, 'A place at the coast: internal migration and the shift to the coastal-countryside', Transformations: region, culture, society, vol. 2.

Available open access

Abstract

Thirty years ago a new trend in Australia's internal migration turned attention to the warm coastal-countryside. And yet it is only recently that much research attention has been focused on this coastal shift. This article reviews the material on internal migration in Australia, with a focus on New South Wale's midnorth coast which has experienced burgeoning new-settler populations since the 1970s. It suggests there is much to be done in ethnographic research on this population shift.