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Homes for the people : the Peter Lalor home building co-operative: 1946 - 2004

Scollay, Moira

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Hidden within the Melbourne suburb of Lalor, lies an intriguing story. Named to honour the leader of the Eureka Rebellion, the Peter Lalor Homebuilding Co-operative Society was formed after World War II during a chronic housing shortage. It was composed mainly of ex-servicemen and their families who were driven by a self-help ethos and a determination to see working-class men and women fulfil the great Australian dream of owning their own homes. Further, the members aspired to create a new...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Thesis (PhD)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/150544
DOI: 10.25911/5d5fcaa7e49e4
Access Rights: Open Access

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