"Promises and Pineapples": Post-first world war soldier settlement at Beerburrum, Queensland, 1916-1929

Johnson, Murray (2005) "Promises and Pineapples": Post-first world war soldier settlement at Beerburrum, Queensland, 1916-1929. Australian Journal of Politics & History, 51 4: 496-512. doi:10.1111/j.1467-8497.2005.00390.x


Author Johnson, Murray
Title "Promises and Pineapples": Post-first world war soldier settlement at Beerburrum, Queensland, 1916-1929
Journal name Australian Journal of Politics & History   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0004-9522
1467-8497
Publication date 2005-12
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1111/j.1467-8497.2005.00390.x
Volume 51
Issue 4
Start page 496
End page 512
Total pages 17
Place of publication Richmond, VIC, Australia
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia
Language eng
Abstract Queensland's post-First World War Soldier Settlement Scheme, begun with noble and optimistic intentions in 1916, officially terminated in 1929 after ignominious failure. There were a number of factors which contributed to the erosion and ultimate destruction of this phase of land settlement, but Commonwealth-State antagonism and the incompetence of many State agricultural advisers were certainly significant elements. Beerburrum, just north of Brisbane, was one of the largest groups of settlements which characterised Queensland's attempts to turn swords into ploughshares. Beerburrum soldier settlers and their families strove valiantly to extract a basic living in the face of overwhelming adversity, and an examination of their circumstances offers a valuable window into the trials and tribulations of the entire scheme.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
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