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Doing it hard: the Port Adelaide Central Mission during the depression, 1926-1925 by Brian Dickey

Text from Journal of the Historical Society of SA, vol 27, 1999pp.5-27, and based on research originally undertaken for Brian Dickey and Elaine Martin, Building Community: a history of the Port Adelaide Central Mission, 1999.

This essay explores the complex activities of the Port Adelaide Central Mission during the Depression, investigates what it attempted, its success, and the problems still remaining. Sources include minutes and files held by the Mission, and their published writing, especially in the Australian Christian Commonwealth, the newspaper of SA Methodism.

When this essay was written, the author was an associate professor at Flinders University. He is now retired.

Tags: , Communism, Great Depression, Methodism, Port Adelaide, Port Adelaide Central Mission, social welfare, , Waterside Workers federation, Willason TP

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