Schoolchildren line up for free issue of soup and a slice of bread in the Depression, Belmore North Public School, Sydney, 2 August 1934 / Sam Hood by State Library of New South Wales collection, via Flickr
Members of the Nationalist Socialist Democratic Works Party in SA, 1934. During the Great Depression, many Australians lost confidence in their government. Radical or extremist organisations became popular because of public dissatisfaction. On the political left communist, socialist, workers and unemployed organisations actively opposed forced house evictions, while fascist-style groups like the New Guard enjoyed increased membership on the right of politics.
In Australian historian David Potts published"The Myth of the Great Depression". He argued that the misery produced by the Great Depression has often been exaggerated. Here's one of the quotes he used to support his argument. What do you think?