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The Resource Australia's Boldest Experiment

Australia's Boldest Experiment

Label
Australia's Boldest Experiment
Title
Australia's Boldest Experiment
Statement of responsibility
Stuart Macintyre
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Australias boldest experiment
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war and reconstruction in the 1940s
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this landmark book, Stuart Macintyre explains how a country traumatised by World War I, hammered by the Depression and overstretched by World War II became a prosperous, successful and growing society by the 1950s. An extraordinary group of individuals, notably John Curtin, Ben Chifley, Nugget Coombs, John Dedman and Robert Menzies, re-made the country, planning its reconstruction against a background of wartime sacrifice and austerity. The other part of this triumphant story shows Australia on the world stage, seeking to fashion a new world order that would bring peace and prosperity.This book shows the 1940s to be a pivotal decade in Australia. At the height of his powers, Macintyre reminds us that key components of the society we take for granted – work, welfare, health, education, immigration, housing – are not the result of military endeavour but policy, planning, politics and popular resolve
Summary
A major new account of the 1940s in Australia. In this landmark book, Stuart Macintyre explains how a country traumatised by World War I, hammered by the Depression and overstretched by World War II became a prosperous, successful and growing society by the 1950s. An extraordinary group of individuals, notably John Curtin, Ben Chifley, Nugget Coombs, John Dedman and Robert Menzies, re-made the country, planning its reconstruction against a background of wartime sacrifice and austerity. The other part of this triumphant story shows Australia on the world stage, seeking to fashion a new world order that would bring peace and prosperity. This book shows the 1940s to be a pivotal decade in Australia. At the height of his powers, Macintyre reminds us that key components of the society we take for granted -- work, welfare, health, education, immigration, housing -- are not the result of military endeavour but policy, planning, politics and popular resolve
Writing style
Award
NSW Premier's History Awards, Australian History Prize, 2016
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Cataloging source
ANL
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1947-
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MacIntyre, Stuart
Dewey number
994.05
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • History
  • Nonfiction
Target audience
adult
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war and reconstruction in the 1940s
Label
Australia's Boldest Experiment
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Publication
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Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781742241975
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Australia's Boldest Experiment
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:ef649784-2666-4afb-9444-54e810d18532
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781742241975
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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