A NSW dole camp during the Great Depression: a corrugated iron shed had become home.

A NSW dole camp during the Great Depression: a corrugated iron shed had become home.

James Henry Scullin, 193-.James Scullin's Labor government, with its internal party disputes and deflationary economic policy, was unable to bring much relief from the Great Depression. By the time his government was voted out in early 1932, Australia had felt the effects of the economic disaster more than other nations around the world.

James Henry Scullin, 193-.James Scullin's Labor government, with its internal party disputes and deflationary economic policy, was unable to bring much relief from the Great Depression. By the time his government was voted out in early 1932, Australia had felt the effects of the economic disaster more than other nations around the world.

CR Gotts, Sustenance projects during the depression - campsite in the forest, 1921-1940. A fall in export prices and sales A fall in overseas loans leading to a reduction in government capital spending A fall in residential construction

CR Gotts, Sustenance projects during the depression - campsite in the forest, 1921-1940. A fall in export prices and sales A fall in overseas loans leading to a reduction in government capital spending A fall in residential construction

Calls me when the cross turns over - by D'Arcy Niland

Calls me when the cross turns over - by D'Arcy Niland

An original Anzac and his family evicted from their Redfern home into the street during the Depression, William Roberts, 1929. Courtesy State Library of New South Wales

An original Anzac and his family evicted from their Redfern home into the street during the Depression, William Roberts, 1929. Courtesy State Library of New South Wales

A banker's daughter, a grocer's son, strong and proud. Compelling need drew them together. A bewitching fantasy sustained them. The Great Depression impoverished the rich, humbled the proud, and turned the poor into a stunned army of desperate vagrants and homeless vagabonds. They each clutched a secret, a promise a dream of finding each other in a harsh world where only a perfect love like theirs could survive, overcome and triumph.

A banker's daughter, a grocer's son, strong and proud. Compelling need drew them together. A bewitching fantasy sustained them. The Great Depression impoverished the rich, humbled the proud, and turned the poor into a stunned army of desperate vagrants and homeless vagabonds. They each clutched a secret, a promise a dream of finding each other in a harsh world where only a perfect love like theirs could survive, overcome and triumph.

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