Rural Australia and the Great War

Rural Australia and the Great War

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In the cities and in the countryside of Australia, the Great War of 1914-1918 marched to different tempos. John McQuilton evokes the wartime experience of all rural Australians by capturing the moods of the country towns of North Eastern Victoria. Every aspect of the war was marked by a mixture of small-minded local politics, heroism and sacrifice, and grief. Individuals, whether journalists, town councillors or leading local citizens, shaped the recurring battles on the home front. Rural Australia and the Great War is unique among writing on the First World War in creating a richly detailed picture of wartime in country Australia. For country and city readers alike, this is fascinating social more

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  • Paperback | 275 pages
  • 150 x 234 x 18mm | 521.63g
  • Melbourne University Press
  • Carlton, Australia
  • English
  • 12pl
  • 0522849113
  • 9780522849110
  • 1,026,363

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McQuilton's intention was to write a social history as it happened; he has succeeded admirably and enriched our understanding of the impact of the Great War on rural Australia. Australian Historical Studies"show more

About John McQuilton

Born in the bush nursing hospital in Yackandandah and educated at Tangambalanga and Wodonga, John McQuilton is a native of North Eastern Victoria. He was a senior member of the Bicentennial History Project at the University of New South Wales, and is head of the History and Politics Program at the University of more

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