Imprint: Australian Scholarly Publishing

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781921875274
Released: November 2011

A$39.95 Buy now

Hard to go Bung: World War 2 Soldier Settlement in Victoria 1945–1962

By Rosalind Smallwood

The First World War soldier settlement schemes placed settlers on unviable, over-capitalised holdings ultimately forcing a high percentage to walk off their blocks ... The Victorian Returned Services League set about helping to frame a settlement scheme which would avoid the mistakes of the past. It is a record of an outstanding and successful scheme which reflects credit upon its administrators and the ex-service settlers who made the most of the opportunities presented to them.

- Bruce Ruxton, Victorian State President, RSL

Rosalind Smallwood's book records this successful partnership of settler and government. It is a story of recognition by society of a duty to help those who served in the War. Equally it is a story of the continuing growth of our State and the struggle to make productive a harsh country.

- John Cain Jr, Premier of Victoria, 1982–1990


Categories: Australian History, Military and Warfare

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