Photograph 7529711
Italian canecutters arrive at Cairns aboard the AURELIA. The gleaming white Italian migrant liner ties up at the Cairns wharf in warm, tropical winter sunshine. On board were 1200 Italian migrants attracted to Australia by high wages, universal 40-hour week and full employment. At Cairns, 552 brawny cane-cutters and 100 women and children left the ship. The rest left the ship at southern ports

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A12111, 1/1956/4/7
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