A Land Fit for Heroes? A History of Soldier Settlement in New South Wales, 1916-1939

This website dedicated to the memory of Soldier Settlement in NSW aims to gather together a rich archival and oral history record that  will:
• Assess the relative success and failure of soldier settlement across a vast and geo-physically diverse area, charting the working of the scheme across NSW
• Highlight the experience of the soldiers themselves and their families through a careful evaluation of their testimony
• Chart the changing lineage of the Anzac Legend, noting the way in which former soldiers were exhorted to take up a new battle with the frontier
• Relate the success or failure of individual farmers to their war service overseas, cross referencing individual land files with an equally rich archive of AIF service/repatriation dossiers.

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