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Wednesday, 1 May 1957

Mr TOWNLEY (DENISON, TASMANIA) (Minister for Immigration) - I can only give the honorable member the figures as at the end of 1956. They are the most recent available. Speaking in round numbers, 1,150,000 people had then come to Australia as immigrants. Of these, 550,000, or about 47 per cent, or 48 per cent., were British nationals. About 950,000 had come from northern Europe, including Britain, and of the British nationals approximately 3 per cent, were from Malta and Cyprus.

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