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Struggle Country: The Rural Ideal in Twentieth-Century Australia Graeme Davison

Struggle Country: The Rural Ideal in Twentieth-Century Australia

Graeme Davison

Published September 1st 2005
ISBN : 9780975747520
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200 pages
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The decline of Australian country life is not new either as a phenomenon or as a popular fear. Contemporary interest in this area is often highlighted in hopeful policy frameworks for the revitalisation of town and countryside. The continuingMoreThe decline of Australian country life is not new either as a phenomenon or as a popular fear. Contemporary interest in this area is often highlighted in hopeful policy frameworks for the revitalisation of town and countryside. The continuing interaction between our dreams of the Australian countryside and the reality of its decline is the key focus of Struggle Country: The Rural Ideal in Twentieth Century Australia. Linking present concerns to history, this collection of essays looks at how the dreams of progress that captured the imagination of country towns and regions, city politicians and even historians themselves, led to specific positive and negative outcomes in these areas, which in turn influenced how these regions were treated.