Jenny Gregory (ed.), On the Homefront: Western Australia and World War II

Saunders, Kay (1999) Jenny Gregory (ed.), On the Homefront: Western Australia and World War II. Labour History, 77: 241-242.


Author Saunders, Kay
Title Jenny Gregory (ed.), On the Homefront: Western Australia and World War II
Formatted title
Jenny Gregory (ed.), On the Homefront: Western Australia and World War II
Journal name Labour History   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0023-6942
Publication date 1999-11
Sub-type Review of book, film, TV, video, software, performance, music etc
Issue 77
Start page 241
End page 242
Total pages 2
Editor Greg Patmore
Place of publication Sydney, NSW, Australia
Publisher Australian Society for the Study of Labour History
Collection year 2000
Language eng
Subject C4
430101 History - Australian
780199 Other
Formatted abstract
In his foreward to On the Homefront : Western Australia and World War II, the premier of Western Australia, Richard Court, writes that this volume is a 'marvellous achievement in presenting a very readable social history that captures a significant, but until now, little studied aspect of our state's past. Politicians are often afflicted with the verbal sin of hyperbole. In this instance, this is not the case. Indeed, Mr Court's remarks are muted given the excellence of this official history. This genre of publication all too often suffers from the dullness, cautiousness and omissions that are supposedly appropriate for presenting an authorised version of important events like war. On the Homefront, on the other hand, confronts all the difficult issues like internment of enemy aliens (chapter by Michael Bosworth), propaganda (chapter by Ron Davidson) and returned soldiers with tuberculosis (chapter by Crienna Fitzgerald). All the traditional repertoire of accepted topics are here as well, especially in section one.
Q-Index Code C4
Additional Notes Subtitle: "University of Western Australia Press, Perth, 1996. pp. xiv + 364. $39.95 paper."

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Sub-type: Review of book, film, TV, video, software, performance, music etc
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