A recession in New Zealand in the 1960s and 1970s resulted in an increase in migration to Australia. Migration was easy because New Zealanders were able to come to Australia without travel documents, and the arrangement was reciprocal.
How many New Zealanders migrate to Australia?
At the end of June 2019, 569,540 New Zealand-born people were living in Australia, 12.9 per cent more than the number (504,440) at 30 June 2009. This is the fourth largest migrant community in Australia, equivalent to 7.6 per cent of Australia’s overseas-born population and 2.2 per cent of Australia’s total population.
Did New Zealand used to be part of Australia?
On 1 July 1841 the islands of New Zealand were separated from the Colony of New South Wales and made a colony in their own right. This ended more than 50 years of confusion over the relationship between the islands and the Australian colony.
Why did so many New Zealanders come to Australia in 2015?
New Zealanders traditionally flocked to Australia which had a booming economy and offered higher wages. But Australia’s mining-reliant economy has slowed while New Zealand’s is still doing well. Both countries have an agreement allowing their citizens to live and work freely in either state.
Why are Australia and New Zealand so close?
Foreign relations between Australia and New Zealand, also referred to as Trans-Tasman relations, are extremely close. Both countries share a British colonial heritage as antipodean Dominions and settler colonies, and both are part of the wider Anglosphere.
Is New Zealand older than Australia?
Australia and New Zealand had quite separate indigenous histories, settled at different times by very different peoples – Australia from Indonesia or New Guinea around 50,000 years ago, New Zealand from islands in the tropical Pacific around 1250–1300 CE.
Why Australia and New Zealand flags are same?
Why do New Zealand and Australia use a similar pattern of stars on their flags? Both Australia and New Zealand chose the Southern Cross constellation for their flags. The stars on the Australian Flag are white and have more points than the New Zealand Flag to show their brightness in the sky.
How long ago did New Zealand separate from Australia?
Between 100 and 80 million years ago New Zealand broke away from Gondwanaland (Antarctica and Australia) and started to move toward its present position. The Tasman Sea was formed, and since that time New Zealand has had its own geological history and developed a unique flora and fauna.
Why did Wa not want to federate?
There were a number of reasons for Western Australia’s leaders to be uncertain about Federation. The discovery of gold in the early 1890s led to rapid growth in the colony’s population and wealth. Farming, the timber industry and shipping were also strong.