‘Together we stand for Empire Service’: Impressions of the Dreadnought Boys

About 7000 British youths arrived in Australia in the early twentieth century under the Dreadnought scheme of agricultural settlement. In this talk Ben will examine the different ways they were thought of: by some as lads who were the right type to settle a growing nation; by others as boys to be cared for; and in their own later recollections as migrants struggling in what was, for them, a new country.