Village Settlements (South Australia)

The Village Settlements were communes set up by the South Australian government under Part VII of the Crown Lands Amendment Act 1893, a scheme intended to mitigate the effects of the depression that was affecting the Colony. It followed the New Zealand Village Settlements Act and similar schemes in Canada and New South Wales, and concurrently with Victoria. It followed the


The Village Settlements were communes set up by the South Australian government under Part VII of the Crown Lands Amendment Act 1893, a scheme intended to mitigate the effects of the depression that was affecting the Colony. It followed the New Zealand Village Settlements Act and similar schemes in Canada and New South Wales, and concurrently with Victoria. It followed the "blockers" scheme espoused by George W. Cotton.
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