Make Do and Mend
A tribute to those who lived through the Great Depression era in Australia, often displaying great creativity and resourcefulness in tough times. It was a…
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TANUNDA, SA. 1934. GROUP PORTRAIT OF SOME OF THE ORIGINAL MEMBERS OF THE NATIONALIST SOCIALIST ...
Members of the Nationalist Socialist Democratic Works Party in SA, 1934. During the Great Depression, many Australians lost confidence in their government. Radical or extremist organisations became popular because of public dissatisfaction. On the political left communist, socialist, workers and unemployed organisations actively opposed forced house evictions, while fascist-style groups like the New Guard enjoyed increased membership on the right of politics.
Schoolchildren line up for free issue of soup and a slice of bread in the Depression, Belmore North Public School, Sydney, 2 August 1934 / Sam Hood
Schoolchildren line up for free issue of soup and a slice of bread in the Depression, Belmore North Public School, Sydney, 2 August 1934 / Sam Hood by State Library of New South Wales collection, via Flickr
The flamboyantly camp 'Entwistle' in Australian film "Dad and Dave Come to Town" (1938)
"Dad and Dave Come to Town" (1938) An Australian-made comedy that took peoples' minds off the realities of the Great Depression. An interesting insight into the humour of the day. Actors: Dad (Bert Bailey), Dave (Fred MacDonald), Entwistle (Alec Kellaway), Myrtle (Muriel Flood).