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Author Bond, Catherine (Catherine Michelle), author.

Title Law in war : freedom and restriction in everyday life in Australia during the Great War / Catherine Bond.

Published Sydney, NSW : NewSouth Publishing, 2020.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  994.041 BOND    AVAILABLE
Physical description 246 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits, facsimiles ; 24 cm
Notes Prepublication record (machine generated from publisher information)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary During the Great War law was used in everyday life as a tool to discriminate, oppress, censor and deprive many Australians of property, liberty and basic human rights. A nation often amends its laws during war, not least to regulate life at home. Yet few historians have considered the impact of the law on Australians during the First World War. In this book, Catherine Bond breathes life into the laws that were central to the way people were managed in Australia 1914-18. Law in war holds those who wrote the laws to account, exploring the sheer breadth and impact of this wartime legal regime, the injustices of which linger to this day. More than anything, it illuminates how ordinary people were caught up in -- and sometimes destroyed by -- these laws created in the name of victory.
Subject World War, 1914-1918 -- Australia.
Law -- Australia -- History -- 20th century.
Civil rights -- Australia -- History -- 20th century.
Australia -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Australia -- History -- 20th century.
ISBN 9781742236483 (paperback)
9781742244846 (epub)
9781742249346 (pdf)