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Working for the Dole: Commonwealth Relief during the Great Depression

Appendix 5: Further reading


Bolton, G C. A Fine Country to Starve in, University of Western Australia Press, Nedlands, 1972.

Broomhill, R. Unemployed Workers: A Social History of the Great Depression in Adelaide, University of Queensland Press, St Lucia, 1978.

Cooksey, R. (ed). The Great Depression in Australia, Australian Society for the Study of Labour History, Canberra, 1970.

Cooksey, R. Lang and Socialism: A Study in the Great Depression, Australian National University Press, Canberra, 1971.

Louis, L J and Turner, I. The Depression of the 1930s, Cassell, Melbourne, 1968.

Lyons, E. So We Take Comfort, William Heinemann, London, 1965.

Mackinolty, J. (ed). The Wasted Years?: Australia's Great Depression, George Allen & Unwin, North Sydney, 1981.

Richardson, L. The Bitter Years: Wollongong During the Great Depression, Hale & Iremonger, Sydney, 1984.

Robertson J. J H Scullin: A Political Biography, University of Western Australia Press, Adelaide, 1974.

Schedvin, C B. Australia and the Great Depression: A Study of Economic Development and Policy in the 1920s and 1930s, Sydney University Press in association with Oxford University Press (South Melbourne), 1970, revised 1988.

Snooks, G D. Depression and Recovery in Western Australia 1928/29–38/39, University of Western Australia Press, Nedlands, 1974.

Spenceley, G. The Depression Decade: Commentary and Documents, Nelson, Melbourne, 1981.

Journal Articles

Bland, F A. 'Unemployment Relief In Australia', International Labour Review, vol. 30, no. 1, July 1934.

Colley, A G. 'Unemployment Relief in New South Wales', Australian Quarterly, vol. xi, no. 2, June 1939.


Hart, P R. J A Lyons: A Political Biography, unpublished PhD thesis, Australian National University, 1967.

Mitchell, P G. Social Aspects of the Depression in New South Wales 1930–34, unpublished PhD thesis, Australian National University, 1964.