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Zoroastrians in Australia

John R. Hinnells

in The Zoroastrian Diaspora

Published in print April 2005 | ISBN: 9780198267591
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191683329 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198267591.003.0009
Zoroastrians in Australia

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This chapter examines the history of Zoroastrian diaspora and the situations of Zoroastrians in Australia. Australian Zoroastrians in both Sydney and Melbourne are characterized by two features: their strong ties to the old country and a very firm commitment to their new one. In Sydney there have been cultural and sporting links with other Indian groups while in Melbourne there was, for many years, a straight refusal to be linked to a cross-community Indian organization. Both groups have positive perceptions of Australia.

Keywords: Zoroastrian diaspora; Zoroastrians; Australia; Sydney; Melbourne

Chapter.  24185 words. 

Subjects: East Asian Religions

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