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Managing Men, managing failure: deviant diggers in the soldier settler program in New South Wales

Scates Frances, William

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This article, based upon research into the soldier settlement scheme in New South Wales in the inter-war years, illuminates the complex dynamics of failure within that scheme, and in the lives of men returning from the Great War. It argues that the administration of the scheme was complicated by the relationship between management of soldier settlers’ loans and the failure of the scheme’s vision. The dissonance between these two was rationalised by inspectors and surveyors through the...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorScates Frances, William
dc.date.accessioned2019-11-28T03:06:57Z
dc.identifier.issn1449-0854
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/186928
dc.description.abstractThis article, based upon research into the soldier settlement scheme in New South Wales in the inter-war years, illuminates the complex dynamics of failure within that scheme, and in the lives of men returning from the Great War. It argues that the administration of the scheme was complicated by the relationship between management of soldier settlers’ loans and the failure of the scheme’s vision. The dissonance between these two was rationalised by inspectors and surveyors through the employment of moralising language, targeted at those ‘deviant diggers’ who did not live up to the ideals that were the scheme’s inception. These men were a class of settler ‘unsuitable from the start’, a label that propelled and was propelled by failure.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis Group
dc.rights© 2019 Australian History Association
dc.sourceHistory Australia
dc.titleManaging Men, managing failure: deviant diggers in the soldier settler program in New South Wales
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume16
dc.date.issued2019
local.identifier.absfor210303 - Australian History (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History)
local.identifier.ariespublicationu1007931xPUB183
local.publisher.urlhttps://www.routledge.com/
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationScates Frances, William, College of Arts and Social Sciences, ANU
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.issue1
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage153
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage168
local.identifier.doi10.1080/14490854.2018.1558068
local.identifier.absseo950503 - Understanding Australia's Past
dc.date.updated2019-06-09T08:16:13Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-85065338610
CollectionsANU Research Publications

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