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Wartime Volunteering in Camden Making a Home in The Bush

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Philanthropy and volunteering were the most common patriotic activities in Camden during the First and Second World Wars. Men and women volunteered thousands of hours towards the home-front war effort in organisations and activities that called for dedication to duty and self-sacrifice. This paper maintains that wartime volunteering was more than just altruism. It reflected the complexities of Camden’s social fabric and was bound up with class, gender expectations, social authority, parochialism, intimacy, conservatism and modernity.

Publication Date


  • 2005

Citation


  • Willis, I. (2005). Wartime Volunteering in Camden Making a Home in The Bush. History Australia, 2(1), 1-10. doi:10.2104/ha040009

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85045330047

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 10

Volume


  • 2

Issue


  • 1

Abstract


  • Philanthropy and volunteering were the most common patriotic activities in Camden during the First and Second World Wars. Men and women volunteered thousands of hours towards the home-front war effort in organisations and activities that called for dedication to duty and self-sacrifice. This paper maintains that wartime volunteering was more than just altruism. It reflected the complexities of Camden’s social fabric and was bound up with class, gender expectations, social authority, parochialism, intimacy, conservatism and modernity.

Publication Date


  • 2005

Citation


  • Willis, I. (2005). Wartime Volunteering in Camden Making a Home in The Bush. History Australia, 2(1), 1-10. doi:10.2104/ha040009

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85045330047

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 10

Volume


  • 2

Issue


  • 1