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Battle To Farm

This website is a resource for people looking for Victorian government records about soldier settlers.

Understanding the records

On this site you can access the individual records of thousands of  World War One returned soldiers who leased farming land across Victoria between 1919 and 1935. Enter a settler’s name in the search box or search by geographic location through the digital map. Watch historian Dr Charles Fahey explain the kind of information you’re likely to find within the records as a family or historical researcher. Video


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John Gervasoni

Making The Most Of It
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John McEwen

Building Victorian Towns
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James Henderson

Settlers Working Together
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James Bell

Small Blocks & The Great Depression
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Percy Pepper

Settling on your country
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William Bradshaw

Abandoning The Land
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