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When War Came to Fremantle 1899 to 1945
Madison Lloyd-JonesDeborah Gare
As one of Australia’s largest wartime ports, Fremantle played a unique role in the nation’s story. Featuring extraordinary photographs, this volume is a fascinating account of our homefront during the Boer War, World War I, World War II and more. It records our history of departure and reunion, victory and celebration, grief and loss, and dissent and activism.
PRAISE FOR THE BOOK
‘While written factually, it manages to convey the energy and enthusiasm of departures and the despair at the return of “those vessels of grief (perhaps fewer in number) that carried survivors home”.’ The Senior
‘This is a fascinating local history tracking the evolution of a community against the backdrop of several decades of international conflict.’ West Australian
‘A comprehensive and readable narrative.’ Studies in Western Australian History