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The Resource Empires patriotic fund : public benevolence and the Boer War in an Australian colony, John McQuilton, (electronic book)

Empires patriotic fund : public benevolence and the Boer War in an Australian colony, John McQuilton, (electronic book)

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Empires patriotic fund : public benevolence and the Boer War in an Australian colony
Title
Empires patriotic fund
Title remainder
public benevolence and the Boer War in an Australian colony
Statement of responsibility
John McQuilton
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book examines the Empire's Patriotic Fund, established in Victoria, Australia, in 1901 to assist the dependants of the men serving war in the Boer War and the men invalided home because of wounds or illness. Acting as an autonomous body and drawing on funds raised through a public appeal, its work marked one of the first attempts in Australia to deal with the consequences of Australian participation in a sustained war. This is the first full study of an Australian fund established to support those affected by a sustained war being fought for Empire by Australians. Rather than casting those affected by war as victims, John McQuilton examines how a body of middle class men attempted to come to grips with an experience that lay outside prevailing notions of social welfare. Based on applications submitted to the Empire's Patriotic Fund where both class and gender played their roles, this book opens up further study of such funds and the question of antecedents in the history of repatriation in Australia in the early twentieth century.--
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McQuilton, John
Dewey number
968.2046
Index
no index present
LC call number
DT2354
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Transvaal (South Africa)
  • South African War, 1899-1902
  • History
  • Africa
  • Islands of the Pacific
  • Military history
  • Imperialism
  • Social history
Label
Empires patriotic fund : public benevolence and the Boer War in an Australian colony, John McQuilton, (electronic book)
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Publication
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online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1 Introduction: Private Benevolence -- 2 The Empire's Patriotic Fund -- 3 Assisting a "noble cause" -- 4 "Machinery and methods" -- 5 A Changing Focus: The Invalided Men -- 6 Soldiers' Wives Can Starve -- 7 Mothers, Sisters, Guardians and Fathers -- 8 Spite, Ire and a Sense of Entitlement -- 9 Taking Advantage of the Public's Generosity? -- 10 Conclusion -- Appendix "Suitable Recompense"? -- Bibliography -- Index
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319618265
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
ocn995777216
Label
Empires patriotic fund : public benevolence and the Boer War in an Australian colony, John McQuilton, (electronic book)
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1 Introduction: Private Benevolence -- 2 The Empire's Patriotic Fund -- 3 Assisting a "noble cause" -- 4 "Machinery and methods" -- 5 A Changing Focus: The Invalided Men -- 6 Soldiers' Wives Can Starve -- 7 Mothers, Sisters, Guardians and Fathers -- 8 Spite, Ire and a Sense of Entitlement -- 9 Taking Advantage of the Public's Generosity? -- 10 Conclusion -- Appendix "Suitable Recompense"? -- Bibliography -- Index
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319618265
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
ocn995777216

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