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Hard to Go Bung

World War 2 Soldier Settlement in Victoria, 1945-1962
Smallwood, Rosalind (Book - 2011 )
Hard to Go Bung
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This book contains the story of Australia's most successful scheme for settling returned soldiers on their own farms. The book includes the recollections of many of the 6000 families who gained a livelihood on farms across the state.
Authors: Smallwood, Rosalind
Title: Hard to go bung
World War 2 soldier settlement in Victoria, 1945-1962
Publisher: North Melbourne, Vic. : Australian Scholarly, 2011.
Characteristics: xvi, 258 p., [54] p. of plates : ill., facsims., maps, ports. ; 26 cm.
Notes: First published by Hyland House, 1992.
Contents: The nature of the problem
Fire in their belly
This contentious matter
A cohesive core
No bureaucratic nonsense
No marginal frontiers
Crown property
Going it alone
Good farmers and good fighters
Like a palace
Just like winning tatts
Caught in the squeeze
Punch and counter-punch
Ending the era.
Summary: This book contains the story of Australia's most successful scheme for settling returned soldiers on their own farms. The book includes the recollections of many of the 6000 families who gained a livelihood on farms across the state.
Local Note: 5
ISBN: 9781921875274
Statement of Responsibility: Rosalind Smallwood
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject Headings: Victoria. Rural Finance Commission History. Agricultural colonies Victoria History 20th century. Veterans Victoria History 20th century. Housing subsidies Victoria History 20th century. Return migration Victoria History 20th century. Land settlement Government policy Victoria History 20th century. Government lending Australia History 20th century. Victoria Social conditions. Australia Emigration and immigration History.
Indexed Term: Australian
Topical Term: Agricultural colonies
Veterans
Housing subsidies
Return migration
Land settlement
Government lending
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