Soldier Settlements Ben Simon & Jacob Weatherley
What is Nation Building? • Nation building is the process of constructing a national identity. Nation building can also include the development of infrastructure such as roads, damns energy schemes and railways.
Soldier Settlements.What is a Soldier Settlement? • A soldier settlement refers to the occupation and settlement of land throughout parts of Australia by returning discharged soldiers. The relationship with the environment was that they divided and cleared the land, introduced hard hoofed animals and planted foreign trees to make it feel more like home.
Soldier Settlements • The effects that soldier settlements had on Gippsland was logging of trees, clearing the land and loss of vegetation. • A lot of the soldiers had a mixed perception of the environment as well as a mixed relationship. The viewed and used the land both as a resource and a place that they could recreate in
How this represented the relationship with the time? • By developing settlements in rural areas. Crown land was set aside in remote rural areas for the soldiers so settlement was guaranteed and there would be a population expansion.