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Author
Edmonds, Leigh
Title
The Post War Project in Western Australia: A Discussion About Two Case Studies into Australian Engineering Development During the Second Half of the 20th Century
In
Eleventh National Conference on Engineering Heritage: Federation Engineering a Nation; Proceedings
Imprint
Institution of Engineers, Australia, Barton, Australian Capital Territory, 2001, pp. 213-222
ISBN/ISSN
1740922155
Url
https://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=521014549534954;res=IELENG
Abstract

This paper discusses the history of post-World War II development of Western Australia focussing on roads and electricity supply as a case study in the engineering development of Australia in the post-war period. It suggests that what happened in Western Australia may have happened elsewhere in Australia because of the effect that the war had on Australian planning for post-war development and the experience that politicians, planners and engineers had had during the war when the country was mobilised to achieve unified goals.

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