A new website ‘A Land Fit for Heroes?’: a website dedicated to the memory of Soldier Settlement in NSW. This project is the initiative of the Australian Research Council, Monash University, University of New England and State Records NSW and Dept. of Veterans Affairs.
Vast tracts of our state were settled by returned servicemen and women in the aftermath of the Great War: the rural communities they established lie at the heartland of regional Australia. But the story of soldier settlement has yet to be told. We know little of the experience of soldier settlers and their families as they battled to ‘make a go of it’ on the land.
‘A Land Fit for Heroes?’ will examine the history of soldier settlement in NSW reclaiming a virtually untouched field in the state’s environmental, social, political and cultural history. It will record the forgotten stories of a generation of men and women who survived the Great War and restore history to the communities that made it.
Website link: An ARC Linkage Project « A Land Fit for Heroes?