The Limits of Hope: Soldier Settlement in Victoria, 1915-38
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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able acres advances Agriculture amount application Argus arrears assistance August Australia became become block capital Closer Settlement committee Commonwealth conference considered continued cost Council cows crop dairy debt December district efficiency enquiry established evidence experience failure farm farmers February File number DSL further going horses ibid improvements increased industry inspector Inspector's report instalments interest January July June labour land land settlement legislation living Majority Mallee March meet Melbourne ment milking Minister noted November occupation October parliament Party payment political present production purchase qualification received recommended repatriation returned soldiers Royal Commission RSSILA scheme September settle soldier settlement soldier settlers success suggested Supervisor Victorian VPRS wife women wrote