Soldier Settlers

Australia, 1988

Film
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Episode of Series “Willesee’s Australians”.
Willesee’s Australians portrays the stories of some of Australia’s heroes and heroines; some virtually unrecognised, others known as significant figures during their own lifetimes. Following World Wars 1 and 11 large parcels of Australian farming land were purchased, divided up into small blocks and given to returned soldiers by the Federal Government. Many of the young soldiers and their families who won the land were inexperienced, untrained and undercapitalised. This is the story of the Durkin family - their hopes, triumphs and struggles as they make the most of their new lifestyle.

Credits

co-producer

Ron Saunders

Pamela Vanneck

Duration

00:48:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1988

Appears in

Willesee's Australians

Group of items

Willesee's Australians

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

300854

Language

English

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Agriculture

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Farming

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Australia - Armed forces

History → Australia - History

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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