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The Resource Australia's great depression : how a nation shattered by the Great War survived the worst economic crisis it has ever faced, Joan Beaumont

Australia's great depression : how a nation shattered by the Great War survived the worst economic crisis it has ever faced, Joan Beaumont

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Australia's great depression : how a nation shattered by the Great War survived the worst economic crisis it has ever faced
Title
Australia's great depression
Title remainder
how a nation shattered by the Great War survived the worst economic crisis it has ever faced
Statement of responsibility
Joan Beaumont
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Some generations are born unlucky. Australians who survived the horrors of the Great War & the Spanish flu epidemic that followed were soon faced with the shock of the Great Depression. Today we remember long dole queues, shanty towns and destitute men roaming the country in search of work. With over a third of the workforce unemployed in 1932, Australia was one of the hardest hit countries in the world. Yet this is not the complete story. In this wideranging account of the Great Depression in Australia, Joan Beaumont shows how high levels of debt and the collapse of wool and wheat prices left Australia particularly exposed in the world's worst depression. Threatened with national insolvency, and with little room for policy innovation, governments resorted to austerity and deflation. Violent protests erupted in the streets and paramilitary movements threatened the political order. It might have ended very differently, but Australia's democratic institutions survived the ordeal. Australia's people, too, survived. While many endured great hardship, anger, anxiety and despair, most 'made do' and helped each other. Some even found something positive in the memory of this personal and communal struggle. Australia's Great Depression details this most impressive narrative of resilience in the nation's history
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Beaumont, Joan
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Depressions
  • Australia
  • Australia
  • Australia
Target audience
adult
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Australia's great depression : how a nation shattered by the Great War survived the worst economic crisis it has ever faced, Joan Beaumont
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
ix, 565 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781760293987
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
Label
Australia's great depression : how a nation shattered by the Great War survived the worst economic crisis it has ever faced, Joan Beaumont
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
ix, 565 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781760293987
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits

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