|‘CHAPTER I SOLDIER SETTLEMENT l9l5—l938|
(i) THE CONCEPT OF SOLDIER SETTLEMENT
The Impetus behind Soldier Settlement
The momentum behind soldier settlement emerged on a
wave of patriotism. Those willing to[...]crifices they
The actual concepts of soldier settlement embraced
two distinct notions : that of compensation and repatriation,
and the notion that soldier settlement would be a profit-
able experiment. The States believed that soldier settle-
ment would 'enable the opening up of the[...]they had already tried to initiate through closer settlement.
Soldier settlement legislation adopted and augmented the
basic principles of closer settlement.
The concept of closer settlement embraced a long
established social and pol[...]
|estates. Closer settlement in both states, South Australia|
and Victoria,had developed along similar lines. Closer
settlement in Victoria had evolved with the formation of
the Closer Settlement Branch, under the Land Act,1898.3'
The basic prov[...]land by the Government for the purpose of closer
settlement. The basic principles envisaged in the leg-
islat[...]ution of 1and,was a
well established procedure.
Soldier settlement transposed closer settlement leg-
islation for its own requirements; the settlement of soldiers.
Yet the adaptation of the closer settlement system, by
both States, is ironic. The closer settlement scheme had
resulted in failure in both South Aus[...]Progress report of the Royal
Commission on Closer Settlement. pp.45
5. These were passed in 190l,'04,'[...]
yet it was to be the foundation for soldier settlement.
Victoria's experience had resulted in dismal fai[...]quiring into the situation reported:
"our closer settlement policy has been rotten to the core.”
It had ru[...]additional report into the working of the Closer
settlement was to succeed it would obviously require a
drastic transformation of the closer settlement legislation.l2'
8. V.P.D. l9 Sep.l9l6 Vol[...]
|Provision for Soldier Settlement|
In 1916, an attempt was made by the Comonwealth[...]ect-
ive of the Defence Department, each enlisted soldier
received an ‘Employment Census Card’, whereby[...]icate his preference with regard to employment or
settlement on the land.
Yet this procedure did not o[...]
provision of land for soldier settlement would be a major
contributing factor in t[...]
|A comparative study of soldier settlement in South Australia and Victoria, 1943-1950|
|[...]of Simon Copley's <em>A comparative study of soldier settlement in South Australia and Victoria, 1943-1950</em>,[...]this extract, the author outlines the concept of soldier settlement after World War 1 and some reasons for the[...]|
|Land settlement -- South Australia|
|Land settlement -- Victoria|
|Soldier settlements -- South Australia|
|Soldier settlements -- Victoria|
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Copley, Simon Andre, A comparative study of soldier settlement in South Australia and Victoria, 1943-1950 (1978). State Library of South Australia, accessed 05/12/2023, https://digital.collections.slsa.sa.gov.au/nodes/view/4147