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The Beerburrum Experiment: A History of Australia's First World War One Soldier Settlement, Johnson, Murray

Author Name    Johnson, Murray

Title   The Beerburrum Experiment: A History of Australia's First World War One Soldier Settlement

Binding   Trade Paperback

Edition   1st Edition

Publisher   North Melbourne Australian Scholarly Publishing 2016

ISBN Number    192533354X / 9781925333541

Seller ID   ID291072

MINT - a NEW copy. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. 165 pages Although South Australia was the first to legislate for soldier settlement, Queensland seized the initiative when it opened up a large area of land at Beerburrum, just north of Brisbane, to settle military veterans in July 1916. It was an experiment in rural development that was, however, to have unfortunate results, for in far too many cases returned servicemen, their wives and children were confronted with severe environmental difficulties, economic hardship and bureaucratic obstruction. Beerburrum exemplified some of the worst characteristics of the Australian soldier settlement schemes. At the same time it is a tale of courageous individuals caught up in circumstances beyond their control, and a town that was determined to survive against all odds.

Price = 36.95 AUD



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