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Breezy Personal Account of Moving With Some Factual Stuff Thrown In
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 25 November 2013
To be honest, it is more of a memoir than a "how-to" book, so you will still need to get information from other sources like government websites, particularly as the book was written in 2009 and the many links listed in it will be going out of date.
But, if you're contemplating going to Australia, it's still worth a read. The author is a young mother who moved her family over to Australia herself, and she describes through a series of short chapters a whole variety of issues to think about. She gives a quick description in each chapter of what happened to her personally in her journey, then expands on the issue in general, and finishes the chapter with a list of websites and other resources to consult. Some of the information is quite quirky, and it is very based around a family moving (schools, children's activities, childcare benefits etc.) rather than a businessperson or backpacker who is visiting. And for some readers, that is important stuff to know.
At the end is a short collection of anecdotes from other emigrants, including one lady who had such massive culture shock that she moved the family back to England again, then changed her mind and returned them to Australia after her "expensive mistake."
The author's style is warm and humorous and engaging, and it's like having a lengthy chat with an experienced friend.