A Land Fit for Heroes. A Social, Cultural and Environmental History of Soldier Settlement in New South Wales, 1916-1939.

  • Scates, Bruce (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Oppenheimer, Melanie (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Yeats, Christine (Partner Investigator (PI))

    Project: Research

    Project Details

    Project Description

    Vast tracts of NSW were settled by returned soldiers in the aftermath of the Great War. This study will assess the successes and failures of NSW s soldier settlement scheme, linking it to the long quest to raise an industrious yeomanry on Australian soil. It will address emerging themes in transnational and environmental history, enrich regional/community histories and recover the largely forgotten experience of soldier settlers and their families as they battled with the land. A timely study based on recently opened archives, it will reach out to a wide and diverse audience. Outcomes will include a monograph, a PhD thesis, library guides, public lectures, an exhibition and a website profiling all the state s 9000 soldier settlers.
    Effective start/end date1/07/0831/12/12


    • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD25,060.00
    • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD44,558.00
    • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD28,321.00
    • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD44,508.00
    • Australian Research Council (ARC)
    • Department of Veterans' Affairs (Australia): AUD20,000.00
    • Department of Veterans' Affairs (Australia): AUD40,000.00
    • State Records Authority of New South Wales