The Great Depression

The Great Depression began with the collapse of the US stock market in 1929. Public and political opinion was divided during a time when many Australians lost their jobs, savings and homes.


A topic is a collection of records with interpretation and inquiry questions. Each topic is aligned to the Australian Curriculum and focuses on an aspect of Australian history.


Each record focuses on a single item from the National Archives' collection. Some records contain extra information to help you interpret them.