'The flight of the brides': 60 years on from the one-way ticket from Spain that changed Australian migration

Six decades ago, 'the brides’ plane' brought young, single, Catholic domestic workers under Plan Marta - a migration agreement between the governments of Australia and Spain, bolstered by the Catholic Church. While the young 'Martas' were following their dreams of a better life, what they didn’t know was that they were to be married off to other Spanish migrants who had previously arrived to work in the cane fields.

 

Read the full article and find out more about Dr. Natalia Ortiz’s research in this area on the SBS Spanish website.