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A council & its crises: Challenge and response in Fremantle's community during three times of crisis - The bubonic plague the great war the depression era

McKeough, Michelle (2016) A council & its crises: Challenge and response in Fremantle's community during three times of crisis - The bubonic plague the great war the depression era. PhD thesis, Murdoch University.

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Abstract

This thesis examines three cases studies in Fremantle’s history that can be defined as times of crisis. These studies are; the visitations of the Bubonic Plague 1900 to 1904; the Great War 1914 to 1919 and the Depression Era 1929-1933.

Each of the periods in this thesis examines the challenges faced by Fremantle’s council, as representative of Fremantle community. Fremantle’s council had an engaged sense of what was needed in each crisis and it determined its actions and policy to manage and resolve the challenges in each case. In essence, Fremantle’s leaders pursued policies of change, both locally and on a State-level, which would better the lives of its community, in response to three times of crisis.

Publication Type: Thesis (PhD)
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Arts
Supervisor: Webster, Andrew
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/34219
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