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The South Australian Economy in World War II

This essay began as a lecture to a seminar convened by the Historical Society of South Australia on ‘The Homefront: South Australia in World War II’, on 25 October 1987. It was subsequently published in JHSSA vol.16, 1988, pp.22-29, and is reproduced here in slightly altered format.

Brian Dickey, now retired, is a member of the Professional Historians Association (SA). He has published 13 books and numerous historical articles.

Tags: cost of living SA 1939-45, government finances SA 1939-45, population SA 1939-45, rural production SA 1939-45, wages SA 1939-45, workforce SA 1939-45