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The Commonwealth-State Housing Agreement of 1956 and the politics of home-ownership in the Cold War

Murphy, John


rticularly the post-war affirmation of the independent family, with its commitments to domesticity as a basis of citizenship, but in a period when a severe housing shortage also signalled uncertainties about the reliability of the economic boon. The paper then examines in detail the evolution of the 1956 Agreement within the conservative parties, the Commonwealth bureaucracy and the Cabinet. It concludes that, even though home-ownership emerges from these debates as a central ideological...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Urban Research Unit/Program
Date published: 1995
Type: Working/Technical Paper
DOI: 10.4225/13/590a53907cc5c
Access Rights: Open Access


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