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You have been misled, Australia had a glorious Great Depression

23 June 2023

4:00 AM

23 June 2023

4:00 AM

Nothing in Australia is as Americanised as our perception of the 1930s and the Great Depression. The American reality of the 1930s was one of hopeless misery with seemingly no end. Many Australians today assume our 1930s was a parallel experience. It wasn’t.

Australia’s slide into the Great Depression began two years before the world, but after a tough few years, we emerged rapidly and robustly.

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