New Australians in Paraguay

  • Danae PerezEmail author
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Minority Languages and Communities book series (PSMLC)


This chapter describes the development of New Australia in Paraguay. Soon after the establishment of the settlement, the community split up into two, i.e., Cosme, where the project was continued until the village was abandoned by the second and third generations, and Nueva Australia, where the community integrated and melded into the local society. On the basis of the new insights provided here from personal accounts of community members, this chapter ends with a comment on possible reasons for the failure of New Australia as a utopian project, with a particular focus on the role of women.


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  1. 1.University of ZurichZürichSwitzerland

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