Dictionary of Sydney

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Bankstown Soldier Settlement Milperra

Land bought by the New South Wales government and set aside for soldier settlement in April 1917.

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Bankstown Soldier Settlement Milperra


Faced with disabled returned soldiers from World War I, the New South Wales government sponsored group settlements on Sydney's fringes, hoping that the ex-soldiers would be able to support their families on small farms. The Bankstown settlement had 30 families by 1918, but for most of them, the experience was not a success.