1. List: The Depression Years
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    The early 1930s were a psychological low point in Australia's history. As families lived through a trough of financial depression, few were unaffected.

    This trail illustrates the hardships suffered, the unemployed relief-workers, evictions and food queues that characterised the times.

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  1. Eviction at Hurstville. A suburban bungalow with close-up of a woman holding her small daughter in foreground
    Hood, Sam, 1872-1953
    [ Photograph : 1935 ]
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    Eviction at Hurstville. A suburban bungalow with close-up of a woman holding her small daughter in foreground
  2. Unemployed carpenters in Phillip Street wait to hear succesful applicant for one position
    Hood, Sam, 1872-1953
    [ Photograph : 1935 ]
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    Unemployed carpenters in Phillip Street wait to hear succesful applicant for one position
  3. Low quality government boots issued as depression relief
    [ Photograph : 1934 ]
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    Low quality government boots issued as depression relief
  4. Unemployed match-seller's sign: Please help me to "turn the corner". 2 years out of work. Matches 1d per box. Poverty in the land of plenty. SOS! UAP. References from Honble. J.M. Dunningham MLA, J.T. Jennings MHR, Ald. A.H. Moverly MLA, Ald. S.J. Pa...
    [ Photograph : 1935 ]
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    Unemployed match-seller's sign: Please help me to "turn the corner". 2 years out of work. Matches 1d per box. Poverty in the land of plenty. SOS! UAP. References from Honble. J.M. Dunningham MLA, J.T. Jennings MHR, Ald. A.H. Moverly MLA, Ald. S.J. Paine, Mayor of Randwick
  5. Charcoal burning, near Cookamidgera, NSW
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    Charcoal burning, near Cookamidgera, NSW
  6. Trappers, Eric Green and Bob Costello, near Manildra, NSW
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    Trappers, Eric Green and Bob Costello, near Manildra, NSW
  7. During the Depression Eric worked at the mine. In this photo he is standing outside the hut he lived in with his cousin, John Morgan - Junction Reef Gold Mine, NSW
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    During the Depression Eric worked at the mine. In this photo he is standing outside the hut he lived in with his cousin, John Morgan - Junction Reef Gold Mine, NSW
  8. People given work during the Depression to build swimming pool - Parkes, NSW
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    People given work during the Depression to build swimming pool - Parkes, NSW
  9. Planting potatoes during Depression - Myrrhee via Moyhu (near Wangaratta, VIC)
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    Planting potatoes during Depression - Myrrhee via Moyhu (near Wangaratta, VIC)
  10. Cowangs Dam employed men during the Depression from Cootamundra. This photo shows employees of Frank Mitchell. The firm won the contract for building the dam - Cootamundra, NSW
    Collingridge, Jim
    [ Photograph : 1931 ]
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    Cowangs Dam employed men during the Depression from Cootamundra. This photo shows employees of Frank Mitchell. The firm won the contract for building the dam - Cootamundra, NSW
  11. Depression workers - Cootamundra, NSW
    [ Photograph : 1930 ]
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    Depression workers - Cootamundra, NSW
  12. Dole queue during Depression - Coffs Harbour, NSW
    [ Photograph : 1930 ]
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    Dole queue during Depression - Coffs Harbour, NSW
  13. Dole queue during Depression - Coffs Harbour, NSW
    [ Photograph : 1930 ]
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    Dole queue during Depression - Coffs Harbour, NSW
  14. Crowd of men outside Bray's store picking up their food and supplies after receiving their dole tickets during the Depression - Coffs Harbour, NSW
    [ Photograph : 1930-1931 ]
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    Crowd of men outside Bray's store picking up their food and supplies after receiving their dole tickets during the Depression - Coffs Harbour, NSW
  15. The Gostelow family lived opposite this building in quite a big house but in 1931 were forced by the Depression to move into the building in this photograph. Alfred Gostelow was a chartered accountant, having done all his course by correspondence - U...
    [ Photograph : 1926 ]
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    The Gostelow family lived opposite this building in quite a big house but in 1931 were forced by the Depression to move into the building in this photograph. Alfred Gostelow was a chartered accountant, having done all his course by correspondence - Uralla, NSW
  16. Elvie taught there for ten years including two after her marriage in December, 1928. The Depression came and her salary helped them set up house in Mendooran. She taught 6th Grade and had 50-60 pupils in her class. Says she managed with "monitors" - ...
    [ Photograph : 1925 ]
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    Elvie taught there for ten years including two after her marriage in December, 1928. The Depression came and her salary helped them set up house in Mendooran. She taught 6th Grade and had 50-60 pupils in her class. Says she managed with "monitors" - Auburn, NSW
  17. Three relief workers
    Hood, Sam, 1872-1953
    [ Photograph : 1934 ]
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    Three relief workers
  18. Election rally for Jack Beasley
    Hood, Sam, 1872-1953
    [ Photograph : 1934 ]
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    Election rally for Jack Beasley
  19. A group of relief workers
    Hood, Sam, 1872-1953
    [ Photograph : 1934 ]
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    A group of relief workers
  20. Relief workers listening to officials
    Hood, Sam, 1872-1953
    [ Photograph : 1934 ]
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    Relief workers listening to officials
  21. William Roberts, an original Anzac, and his family evicted from their Redfern home into the street during the Depression
    Maitland, Lethington
    [ Photograph : 1934 ]
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    William Roberts, an original Anzac, and his family evicted from their Redfern home into the street during the Depression
  22. Man with with carved horse, toys made by unemployed men of Randwick and Coogee, Christmas 1934
    Hood, Sam, 1872-1953
    [ Photograph : 1934 ]
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    Man with with carved horse, toys made by unemployed men of Randwick and Coogee, Christmas 1934
  23. Four unemployed men of Randwick and Coogee with toy wooden aeroplanes made for Christmas 1934
    Hood, Sam, 1872-1953
    [ Photograph : 1934 ]
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    Four unemployed men of Randwick and Coogee with toy wooden aeroplanes made for Christmas 1934
  24. Gangs of men on relief work during the Depression
    Hood, Sam, 1872-1953
    [ Photograph : 1930 ]
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    Gangs of men on relief work during the Depression
  25. A group of Depression relief workers, Concord
    Hood, Sam, 1872-1953
    [ Photograph : 1934 ]
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    A group of Depression relief workers, Concord
  26. William Roberts and family evicted from their home into the street, Redfern
    Maitland, Lethington
    [ Photograph : 1934 ]
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    William Roberts and family evicted from their home into the street, Redfern
  27. Schoolchildren line up for free issue of soup and a slice of bread during the Depression
    Hood, Sam, 1872-1953
    [ Photograph : 1934 ]
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    Schoolchildren line up for free issue of soup and a slice of bread during the Depression
  28. Bourke & Fitzroy Streets corner grocery store at the time of higher bread prices in the Depression and advertising The Labor Daily which covered the bread price war
    Hood, Sam, 1872-1953
    [ Photograph : 1934 ]
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    Bourke & Fitzroy Streets corner grocery store at the time of higher bread prices in the Depression and advertising The Labor Daily which covered the bread price war
  29. Depression years; group of families outside a shack at 'Happy Valley', Brighton
    Hood, Sam, 1872-1953
    [ Photograph : 1933 ]
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    Depression years; group of families outside a shack at 'Happy Valley', Brighton
  30. Depression years; relief workers digging a storm-water canal, Canterbury
    Hood, Sam, 1872-1953
    [ Photograph : 1933 ]
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    Depression years; relief workers digging a storm-water canal, Canterbury
  31. Schoolchildren line up for free issue of soup and a slice of bread
    Hood, Sam, 1872-1953
    [ Photograph : 1934 ]
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    Schoolchildren line up for free issue of soup and a slice of bread
  32. A poor family during the Depression at 'Happy Valley'
    Hood, Sam, 1872-1953
    [ Photograph : 1930 ]
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    A poor family during the Depression at 'Happy Valley'
  33. A woman tending her garden at 'Happy Valley'
    Hood, Sam, 1872-1953
    [ Photograph : 1930 ]
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    A woman tending her garden at 'Happy Valley'
  34. Depression relief workers digging a stormwater canal
    Hood, Sam, 1872-1953
    [ Photograph : 1933 ]
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    Depression relief workers digging a stormwater canal
  35. Families at 'Happy Valley'
    Hood, Sam, 1872-1953
    [ Photograph : 1933 ]
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    Families at 'Happy Valley'
  36. Sustenance projects for Melbourne Metropolitan Board of Works during the depression - campsite [C. R. Gotts]
    Gotts C.R
    [ Photograph : 1921-1940 ]
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    Sustenance projects for Melbourne Metropolitan Board of Works during the depression - campsite [C. R. Gotts]
  37. Sustenance projects during the depression -workers preparing a trench for pipeline [C. R. Gotts]
    Gotts C.R
    [ Photograph : 1921-1940 ]
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    Sustenance projects during the depression -workers preparing a trench for pipeline [C. R. Gotts]
  38. Sustenance projects during the depression - campsite [C. R. Gotts]
    Gotts C.R
    [ Photograph : 1921-1940 ]
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    Sustenance projects during the depression - campsite [C. R. Gotts]
  39. Sustenance projects during the depression - campsite in the forest [C. R. Gotts]
    Gotts C.R
    [ Photograph : 1921-1940 ]
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    Sustenance projects during the depression - campsite in the forest [C. R. Gotts]
  40. Sustenance projects in the depression - bridge construction with workers at the site [C. R. Gotts]
    Gotts C.R
    [ Photograph : 1921-1940 ]
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    Sustenance projects in the depression - bridge construction with workers at the site [C. R. Gotts]
  41. Sustenance projects in the depression - laying pipeline [C. R. Gotts]
    Gotts C.R
    [ Photograph : 1921-1940 ]
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    Sustenance projects in the depression - laying pipeline [C. R. Gotts]
  42. [Man living in a tent, the Domain, Sydney, during the Depression of the 1930s] Bert Knights
    Knights, Bert, 1899-1999
    [ Photograph : 1930-1934 ]
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    [Man living in a tent, the Domain, Sydney, during the Depression of the 1930s] Bert Knights