Drought, Dust and Despair

McCormick, Andrew
September 2011
Historian (02651076);Autumn2011, Issue 111, p14
Academic Journal
The article discusses the difficulties faced by British settlers in Victoria, Australia during the 1920s and 1930s. Emphasis is given to the effects of environmental change and economic depression on migrant farmers such as Kathleen Sawyer and her family in the Mallee region. Details related to farming conditions in Australia are presented. Other topics include relations between the settlers and the Victorian government, incentives for settlement, and the training of migrant farmers.


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