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The Resource The last battle : soldier settlement in Australia, 1916-1939, Bruce Scates and Melanie Oppenheimer ; with research assistance by Will Frances [and others]

The last battle : soldier settlement in Australia, 1916-1939, Bruce Scates and Melanie Oppenheimer ; with research assistance by Will Frances [and others]

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 ; with research assistance by Will Frances [and others]
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
When Australian soldiers returned from the First World War 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 just 20 years after the inception of these soldier settlement schemes, fewer than half of the settlers remained on their properties. In this timely book, based on recently uncovered archives, 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. The Last Battle 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
Cataloging source
UkCbUP
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Scates, Bruce
Dewey number
338.1/0994
Index
index present
LC call number
HD1516.A8
LC item number
S23 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Oppenheimer, Melanie
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Agricultural colonies
  • Veterans
  • Australia
Label
The last battle : soldier settlement in Australia, 1916-1939, Bruce Scates and Melanie Oppenheimer ; with research assistance by Will Frances [and others]
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Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 06 Sep 2016)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9781316408766
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 298 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781316408766
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
The last battle : soldier settlement in Australia, 1916-1939, Bruce Scates and Melanie Oppenheimer ; with research assistance by Will Frances [and others]
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 06 Sep 2016)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9781316408766
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 298 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781316408766
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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