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Life on the homefront during WWII

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9/08/2017
Australian civilians did not suffer as many other populations did during World War Two, but the impact on our home front was significant. The bombing of Darwin in 1942 was the first attack on Australian soil, and there was great uncertainty as Japan advanced across the Pacific. Production and the available workforce expanded, and many sacrifices were expected on the home front to maintain Australia's war effort overseas. Learn more about how life changed, for better or worse, during the war years and which of these changes were lasting.

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