Title: The Making and Breaking of the Post-Federation Australian Army, 1901-09.

Author: Stockings, Craig

Condition: Near Mint

Edition: 1st Edition

Publication Date: 2007

ISBN: 9780642296665

Cover: Soft Cover without Dust Jacket – 120 pages

Comments: The Australian Army did not begin with the 1st AIF. On the contrary, the original force lived and died from March 1901 to December 1909. As responsibility for defence was transferred from colonial federal authorities, many problems of structure, administration and training came to the fore. The task of forging these disparate structures into a national military organisation confronted a federal government already constrained by limited finances.

This monograph shows how Australia’s first army was assembled, what this force represented, and why it failed to endure.