Czech Australians

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Czech Australians
Čeští Australani
Total population
7,437 (by birth, 2011)
22,772 (by ancestry, 2011)[1]
Regions with significant populations
Melbourne, Sydney
Languages
Australian English, Czech
Religion
Roman Catholic
Increasingly irreligious
Related ethnic groups
Czech New Zealanders, Slovak Australians

Czech Australians are Australian citizens of Czech ancestry. Most Czech (and ethnic Moravian) immigrants to Australia came after World War II and 1968–1969. Most recently the biggest influx is of students coming to Australia to study English and to find work. Many of them are deciding to stay by gaining permanent residency. There are around 23,000 people of Czech and of Moravian descent living in Australia, mostly in Melbourne and Sydney. In the 1960s and 1970s, one of the most successful Australian soccer clubs was Sydney FC Prague.

Notable Czech Australians

Name Birth year Occupation
Tony Sponar 1920 Founder of Thredbo ski resort
Josef Stejskal 1945 Artist
Stan Zemanek 1947 Radio Broadcaster
Jana Wendt 1956
Hana Mandlíková 1962 Tennis player
Charles Vesely 1965 Theologian and Uniting Church minister
Lenka Kripac 1978 Musician
Andrew Greene 1983 Journalist
Isaka Cernak 1989 Soccer player

See also

References

  1. ^ "The People of Australia – Statistics from the 2011 Census" (PDF). Australian Government.

External links

  • Czech Australian New Zealand Association
  • Czech Australian Group
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