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South Australia on the Eve of War

Melanie Oppenheimer, Margaret Anderson, Mandy Paul

South Australia on the Eve of War
In August 1914 South Australians - much like their fellow Australians around the country - enthusiastically displayed their patriotism when war was announced. It's a story we know well, but what do we know of South Australia in the lead up to the First World War? What was it like to live there at the time? What were South Australians talking about?

South Australia on the Eve of War considers unique aspects of the state in this pre-war period, including the political reverberations of Federation, the town planning of what was then Australia's third-largest capital, Adelaide, and the shifting social positions of women, Indigenous Australians and minority groups.

These insights help us understand South Australia's response to the war that would consume the state and its people for the next four years.

With contributions from Melanie Oppenheimer and Margrette Kleinig, John Bannon, Margaret Anderson and Alison Mackinnon, Mandy Paul, Elspeth Grant, Jill Roe, Christine Garnaut, Margaret Allen, Peter Monteath, and Stephanie James.
Category History
Format Paperback
Size 210 x 140 mm
ISBN 9781743054741
Extent 240 pages
Price: AU$29.95 including GST
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