The Limits of Hope: Soldier Settlement in Victoria, 1915-38

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Oxford University Press, 1987 - History - 317 pages
Over 10,000 men, women, and children were placed on farms in Australia during the 1920s as part of the soldier plan after World War II. Of the 12,000 families settled in Victoria, a majority failed to establish themselves, and the cost of this ill-conceived plan was enormous, both to the people and the state. This innovative social history focuses on the experiences of the settlers as they struggled against appalling conditions to make ends meet and maintain their dignity.

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The 1920 farms were part of the soldier resettlement scheme after WW1 and not WWII. There were however, similar schemes after WWII which ended in 1945.

Contents

The Dream of Landed Independence
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FIGURES
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The Return of the Anzacs
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