Flanders in Australia: A Personal History of Wool and War

By: Dwyer, Jacqueline

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MINT - a NEW copy. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. xiv, 347 pages From the late 19th century to the 1950s, many wool buyers from the Flanders region of France and Belgium emigrated to Australia with their families to establish careers as buyers for the woollen mills of Europe. A peaceful period of business building ended suddenly in 1914 when the Flanders men of Australia returned to the defence of their homeland. Their villages, towns and fields became the site of some of the worst killing of World War One. They fought and died in battles all along the Western Front. Jacqueline Dwyer's grandfather came to Australia in 1889 and her father, Jacques, saw action with both French and Australian units. Through the life of this family a story of immigration, commerce and war is brought vividly to life.

Title: Flanders in Australia: A Personal History of Wool and War

Author Name: Dwyer, Jacqueline

Categories: Aust-History,

Edition: Revised Edition

Publisher: North Melbourne, Australian Scholarly Publishing: 2017

ISBN Number: 1925588122

ISBN Number 13: 9781925588125

Binding: Trade Paperback

Seller ID: ID294536

Keywords: Australian history Belgium Immigration Wool Industry,