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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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History > Levels 9 and 10 > Historical Knowledge > The modern world and Australia > Australia at war (1914 - 1945): World War II > VCHHK148
Effects of World War II, with a particular emphasis on the changes and continuities brought to the Australian home front and society
Australian history, Second World War, Home front, War, War History, Prisoners Of War, World War Two