Rationing on the Ipswich home-front, 1939-1950

McMonagle, Helen Rationing on the Ipswich home-front, 1939-1950. Ipswich, QLD, Australia: Ipswich City Council, 2013.

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Author McMonagle, Helen
Title Rationing on the Ipswich home-front, 1939-1950
Place of Publication Ipswich, QLD, Australia
Publisher Ipswich City Council
Publication year 2013
Sub-type Research book (original research)
Open Access Status
ISBN 9780646904603
Language eng
Total number of pages 54
Collection year 2014
Formatted Abstract/Summary
This thesis provides a social history of Ipswich during the Second World War with a focus on the influence of rationing on home-front life. Its influence on everyday chores such as grocery shopping, cooking and even dressing will form the basis of the first chapter on Ipswich home life. As has been mentioned, a significant portion of the male population in Ipswich was employed in essential services and so was directly influenced by the rationing restrictions imposed on clothing and transport. The second chapter will discuss these matters, as well as new innovations which were introduced during the rationing period to help employees adapt to the new restrictions. Finally, this thesis will examine the different social influences rationing restrictions played upon special events such as weddings and Christmas, and what people did to relax despite limited supplies and transport capabilities.
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