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Jill Roe

Jill Roe’s ‘Chivalry and Social Policy in the Antipodes’ appears in Historical Studies, April 1987; she has written of farm life in the fifties in Against the Odds (1984).

Jill Roe reviews 'Ida Leeson: A life' by Sylvia Martin

September 2006, no. 284 01 September 2006
This book opens in Papeete one evening in 1935. Two American film-makers are in Tahiti to take location shots for Mutiny on the Bounty, and director Frank Lloyd laments his failure to find Captain Bligh’s log books. A small white-haired person of indeterminate appearance at the next table leans over: ‘I know where they are,’ she says. Of course she did. The logbooks were in the Mitchell Libr ... (read more)

Jill Roe reviews 'The Limits of Hope: Soldier settlement in Victoria 1915–1938' by Marilyn Lake

August 1987, no, 93 01 August 1987
‘The settlement of returned soldiers on cultivable land,’ wrote Ernest Scott in Volume XI of the Official History of Australia in the War 1914–1918 (1936), ‘is one of the most ancient policies of governments after wars.’ Soldier settlement in Australia after World War I is a major instance of a practice dating back as far as Assyria in the thirteenth-century BC. In early twentieth-centur ... (read more)