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From Tents & Tin Huts to Timber Houses & Tiger Snakes edited by James Affleck

From Tents & Tin Huts to Timber Houses & Tiger Snakes. Soldier Settlers’ stories from Hawkesdale, Macarthur & Penshurst. Edited by James Affleck and the communities of Hawkesdale, Macarthur & Penshurst.

Stories of soldier settlement in the Hawkesdale, Macarthur and Penshurst districts of South West Victoria as told by the settlers themselves and their descendants from the time of moving on to blocks with a tin hut or tent to live in until the each block was developed into a working farmstead. Many settlers also shared their wartime experiences.

James Affleck was born in Warrnambool. After thirty years of farming his interest to things military, and now completed seven books including Geelong Grammarians at the Great War; Stories Untold and Faces Forgotten: Great War enlistments from Koroit, Port Fairy, Macarthur, Penshurst and surrounding hamlets; Soldiering On: Caramut and the Soldier Settlement movement; Tarrone Estate: Soldier Settlement. He was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia for services to the veterans’ community in 2011.

  •  : 9780987120250
  • 311 pages
  •  : Warrnambool & District Historical Society
  •  : April 2021

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From Tents & Tin Huts to Timber Houses & Tiger Snakes. Soldier Settlers’ stories from Hawkesdale, Macarthur & Penshurst. Edited by James Affleck and the communities of Hawkesdale, Macarthur & Penshurst.

Stories of soldier settlement in the Hawkesdale, Macarthur and Penshurst districts of South West Victoria as told by the settlers themselves and their descendants from the time of moving on to blocks with a tin hut or tent to live in until the each block was developed into a working farmstead. Many settlers also shared their wartime experiences.

James Affleck was born in Warrnambool. After thirty years of farming his interest to things military, and now completed seven books including Geelong Grammarians at the Great War; Stories Untold and Faces Forgotten: Great War enlistments from Koroit, Port Fairy, Macarthur, Penshurst and surrounding hamlets; Soldiering On: Caramut and the Soldier Settlement movement; Tarrone Estate: Soldier Settlement. He was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia for services to the veterans’ community in 2011.

  •  : 9780987120250
  • 311 pages
  •  : Warrnambool & District Historical Society
  •  : April 2021

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Weight 0.84 kg
Dimensions 27 × 29.8 × 1.5 cm

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