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The Resource The last battle : soldier settlement in Australia, 1916-1939, Bruce Scates and Melanie Oppenheimer

The last battle : soldier settlement in Australia, 1916-1939, Bruce Scates and Melanie Oppenheimer

Label
The last battle : soldier settlement in Australia, 1916-1939
Title
The last battle
Title remainder
soldier settlement in Australia, 1916-1939
Statement of responsibility
Bruce Scates and Melanie Oppenheimer
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"When Australian soldiers returned from World War I they were offered the chance to settle on 'land fit for heroes.' Promotional material painted a picture of prosperous farms and contented families, appealing to returned servicepeople and their families hoping for a fresh start. Yet 20 years after the inception of these soldier settlement schemes, fewer than half of the settlers remained on their properties. ... Bruce Scates and Melanie Oppenheimer map out a deeply personal history of the soldiers' struggle to transition from ANZAC to farmer and provider. At its foundation lie thousands of individual life stories shaped by imperfect repatriation policies. This book examines the environmental challenges, the difficulties presented by the physical and psychological damage many soldiers had sustained during the war, and the vital roles of women and children."--Jacket
Cataloging source
AU@
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Scates, Bruce
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
D639.V48
LC item number
A87 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Oppenheimer, Melanie
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  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Farm ownership
  • Veteran reintegration
Label
The last battle : soldier settlement in Australia, 1916-1939, Bruce Scates and Melanie Oppenheimer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-286) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / Jay Winter -- Note to readers -- Introduction: 'A land fit for heroes': implementing soldier settlement in Australia -- Part one: Managing the men (1. 'When the inspector calls': the yeoman quest ; 2. 'Men on the margin': suspect soldiers ; 3. 'I intend to get justice': moral economy) -- Part two: Battling the land (4. 'Droughts and flooding rains': markestra nd the seasons ; 5. 'A land only fit for rabbits': environmental degradation) -- Part three: Damaged men (6. 'War wrecked': sending cripples to the country ; 7. 'From the farm to the asylum': mad and 'nervy' men) -- Part four: Getting on (8. 'Taking on a holding': women and families on the land ; 9. 'Settling down': successful soldier settlers)
Control code
034237847
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 298 pages, 8 pages of plates
Isbn
9781107125063
Lccn
2016499145
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Label
The last battle : soldier settlement in Australia, 1916-1939, Bruce Scates and Melanie Oppenheimer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-286) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / Jay Winter -- Note to readers -- Introduction: 'A land fit for heroes': implementing soldier settlement in Australia -- Part one: Managing the men (1. 'When the inspector calls': the yeoman quest ; 2. 'Men on the margin': suspect soldiers ; 3. 'I intend to get justice': moral economy) -- Part two: Battling the land (4. 'Droughts and flooding rains': markestra nd the seasons ; 5. 'A land only fit for rabbits': environmental degradation) -- Part three: Damaged men (6. 'War wrecked': sending cripples to the country ; 7. 'From the farm to the asylum': mad and 'nervy' men) -- Part four: Getting on (8. 'Taking on a holding': women and families on the land ; 9. 'Settling down': successful soldier settlers)
Control code
034237847
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 298 pages, 8 pages of plates
Isbn
9781107125063
Lccn
2016499145
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)

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