Jamaican Australian

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Jamaican Australian
Total population
2,400 (by ancestry, 2011)[1]
Regions with significant populations
Languages
Jamaican English, Jamaican Patois
Religion
Christianity · Protestantism · Rastafarianism
Related ethnic groups
Jamaicans, Jamaican-British, Jamaican Canadians, Jamaican Americans, Jamaican Nigerians

Jamaican Australians are Australian people who are fully or partially of Jamaican descent.

According to the 2006 Australian census, 786 Australians were born in Jamaica[2] while 1,774 claimed Jamaican ancestry, either alone or with another ancestry.[3]


Notable Jamaican Australians[edit]

name Born - Died Notable for Connection with Australia Connection with Jamaica
Billy Blue 1767-1834 Australian convict Convicted and transported to Australia Although Billy Blue’s place and date of birth are uncertain, convict records suggest he was born in Jamaica around 1767
Shawn Gillies 1981- Australian cricketer Migrated to Australia Born in Jamaica
Brendan Nash 1977- Australian cricketer Born in Australia Son of Paul Nash who is Jamaican by birth
Deni Hines 1970- Singer Born in Australia Jamaican ancestry
Marcia Hines 1953- Singer Migrated to Australia in 1969; member of the Order of Australia (naturalised 1994) Jamaican ancestry
Paul Nash 1943- Swimmer Migrated to Australia Born Jamaica
Seaman Dan 1929- Singer-songwriter Born in Australia Jamaican ancestry
Peter Jackson 1861-1901 Boxer Migrated to Australia Jamaican ancestry
Ashleigh Francis 1989- Miss World Australia Born in Australia Jamaican ancestry
Marvin Priest 1981- British/Australian-based singer Migrated to Australia Jamaican ancestry

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The People of Australia – Statistics from the 2011 Census" (PDF). Australian Government. 
  2. ^ "20680-Country of Birth of Person (full classification list) by Sex - Australia" (MICROSOFT EXCEL DOWNLOAD). 2006 Census. Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 2008-06-02.  Total count of persons: 19,855,288.
  3. ^ "20680-Ancestry (full classification list) by Sex - Australia" (MICROSOFT EXCEL DOWNLOAD). 2006 Census. Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 2008-06-02.  Total responses: 25,451,383 for total count of persons: 19,855,288.

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