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The colonial Census of 1891 recorded 25 Argentinians in Australia. In the ensuing decades there was little migration from Argentina to Australia. In 1947 there were 249 Argentina-born people in Australia and by 1971 the number had increased
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Australia has been almost continuous throughout the period of European settlement. The first 155 Irish convicts (from County Cork) arrived in Sydney in 1791
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France reclaimed control until local rebellion led to the French Indochina War. After the French were defeated in 1954, and under the Geneva Accords, Vietnam was provisionally divided at the 17th parallel
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The first migrants from the then Portuguese Timor arrived in Australia in 1943, during World War II when about 600 people were evacuated. All but 35 returned after the war
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The first Afghans to arrive in Australia were camel drivers hired in 1859 to participate in the ill-fated Burke and Wills expedition. More Afghans arrived over the next 40 years and worked in the carting business
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