Prosperity around the Corner: The Great Depression in Hornsby Shire

Prosperity around the Corner: The Great Depression in Hornsby Shire

Be the first to review this product

Availability: In stock

$15.00
OR

Quick Overview

The story of the Great Depression in Hornsby Shire

Prosperity around the Corner: The Great Depression in Hornsby Shire

Double click on above image to view full picture

Zoom Out
Zoom In

More Views

Details

This book examines the impact of the Great Depression of the early 1930s on the people of Hornsby Shire. It is a story of hardship and adversity, balanced by generosity, self-sacrifice and a strong egalitarian ethos. It was a time that few people can now recall. The largely forgotten public works undertaken by the unemployed, and the unique camp for the destitute, 'Hopeville', are described in detail as are the efforts of the Council to provide relief. The book is enriched by accounts of the personal experiences of some residents who lived through those years. The camaraderie of the unemployed, their sharing of any work available, and the generosity of those somewhat better off comes through in the writing and reminds us of the strong community spirit of the times. It was a very difficult period in the history of the Shire but we can take pride in the vibrant community spirit that emerges from almost every page.

Soft cover, B5, vi + 58 pages, illustrations, index.

Additional Information

Short Description The story of the Great Depression in Hornsby Shire
Weight (g) 173.0000
Author Joan Webb
Publisher Deerubbin Press in association with Hornsby Shire Council
Date Published 2005
ISBN 0975099159
Size 244mm x 170mm

Product Tags

Other people marked this product with these tags:

Use spaces to separate tags. Use single quotes (') for phrases.