Cane-cutting Cane-cutting was a back-braking job undertaken by many Italian migrants in both NSW and QLD. The cane-cuting gang seen here is ‘taking a break’ on McEvoy’s farm, Innisfail, QLD September 1958. Courtesy of David Murphy
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Many immigrants went to Australia after World War II because they saw it as a land of great opportunity. Italian migrants packed the ships with very little belongings. They endured harsh conditions once they arrived and English was difficult to master.