About the Project
The Korean Australian Project is a flagship research by a group of scholars and students based at the University of Melbourne on the history of Korean migration to Australia since the late 19th century until today. In this platform, we share our research, public seminars, news and latest publications on early and contemporary Koreans in Australia. Over the years, we aim to compile as many stories as possible and share our survey findings with the public to cover the rich and yet under-discovered connections between the people of Korea and Australia.
The project is funded by the Australian Research Council, the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and the South Korean Academy of Korean Studies.
News and Events
South Korea and Australia: 60 years of diplomatic history, 110 years of human stories
2021 marks the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Australia and South Korea. South Korea is Australia’s fourth largest trading partner and the two nations have a shared history as US-allies. We researched the little-known state of the South Korean-born population in Australia. Koreans have made a significant contribution to the Australian economy and society, bringing labour, capital, skills, culture, values and modern Korean history with them.