The Home Front

The three sources in this section deal with the building of war materials and paying for the war effort.

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HMAS 'Fremantle' at Brisbane, 1942

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Second Victory Loan appeal postcard, 1944

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A double-decker bus advertising Liberty bonds, Sydney, 1943


For further information about the home front during World War II see Working Hard in the web resource War & Peace: Rationing and Rebuilding: 1940s Life in Cottesloe, Western Australia and The Economy in the online exhibition John Curtin's Legacy: Leading Australia from War to Peace.

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