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King Island, the soldier settlers kids stories : stories from the kids of soldiers from WWII, who settled on King Island, Australia. Volume II / compiled by Peter Cooper & Sonia (Lumsden) Louis
Bib ID 7793169
Format BookBook [text, still image, volume]
Description Eagleby, Queensland : Peter Cooper and Sonia (Lumsden) Louis, 2018 
©2018 
382 pages : illustrations, plans, portraits, facsimiles, maps ; 21 cm 
ISBN 9780648017011 (paperback)
Summary

This is Volume two which contains additional stories to what those published in Volume one. King Island marks the western edge of Bass Strait lying some eighty kilometres south of Cape Otway (Victoria Australia) The Island is a plateau fifty-eight kilometres long and twenty one kilometres wide. The climate is temperate. This book is a compilation of stories written by baby boomers whose parents moved to King Island as soldier settlers in the early 1950's and established a life for their family on the island on dairy and lamb farms. It contains both verbal and pictorial records.

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Title from cover.

National Library of Australia's NL inscribed and signed by Peter Cooper.

"Soldier settlement formed a major part of the development of King Island between 1947and 1965. There was little work in Australia for the returned soldiers from World War II and the Korean War. Many wanted to farm the land and this was offered through the War Service Land Settlement Schemes throughout Australia. Opportunities on mainland Australia and in Tasmania were snapped up quickly. Those who missed out on the mainland ballots turned to the lesser known King Island. The island whilst remote gave them the opportunity to go into Dairy and Lamb farming, where they could still carve out a future for themselves and their families."--Back cover.

Subjects King Island District High School (Tas.) -- Anecdotes.  |  Soldier settlements -- Tasmania -- King Island.  |  Veteran reintegration -- Tasmania -- King Island.  |  Veterans -- Employment -- Tasmania -- King Island.  |  Family farms -- Tasmania -- King Island.  |  Interviews -- Tasmania -- King Island.  |  Dairy farming -- Tasmania -- King Island.  |  Sheep ranches -- Tasmania -- King Island.  |  King Island (Tas.) -- Social life and customs -- 20th century -- Anecdotes.  |  King Island (Tas.) -- Social conditions.  |  Australian
Other authors/contributors Cooper, Peter, 1949- editor  |  Louis, Sonia, 1948- editor
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King Island, the soldier settlers kids stories. Volume II

King Island, the soldier settlers kids stories. Volume 2

King Island, the soldier settlers kids stories. Volume two

Stories from the kids of soldiers from WWII, who settled on King Island, Australia

Stories from the kids of soldiers from World War II, who settled on King Island, Australia

Stories from the kids of soldiers from World War 2, who settled on King Island, Australia

Stories from the kids of soldiers from World War Two, who settled on King Island, Australia

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