Italian land settlement in the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Areas, 1915-1972
This study focuses on expansion of Italian landholding in the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Areas ('M.I.A.', incorporating the Mirrool and the Yanco Irrigation Areas) of the New South Wales Riverina from 1975 until 1972 and on the neighbouring irrigated areas in the post-1950 period. After World War I Italian settlement expanded in the context of a declining official scheme of soldier settlement. In place of planned soldier settlement and the early image of the M.I.A. as an agricultural oasis for...[Show more]
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