The Stuff Dreams Are Made of: Housing Provision in Australia, 1945-1960

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At the heart of the great Australian dream of the 1950s stood the family home. Yet, from the late 1940s and throughout the 1950s the nation experienced its most severe housing shortage this century. Using a sociological approach, Alastair Greig explores the economic, social and aesthetic factors influencing this phenomenon. He analyses the attempts by industry and government to overcome the post-war housing crisis and offers explanations for the flourishing Australian dream of home ownership.

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'The Stuff is a very readable book, written at a level which makes it accessible to both undergraduate students and a broader group of interested spectators . . . it will give rise to some productive thought.' -- Max Nankervis, Urban Policy and Research

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