Displaced persons resettled

Displaced persons resettled


Suburban streets.
Image courtesy of State Library of New South Wales
21 July, 1947

Australia signs an agreement with the International Refugees Organization to settle 12,000 displaced persons per year. The scheme is dismantled in 1952

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