History Talking: Surviving life in the dole-drums of the Depression

By Helen McAnulty
Updated January 13 2017 - 5:04am, first published 4:34am
THE WORST OF TIMES: According to the Australian Government website, during the Great Depression unemployment in Australia reached 32 per cent, compared with the 5.6 per cent that it is today. Photo: FILE PHOTO

"WE’RE on the Susso now, we can't afford a cow. We pay no rent, we live in a tent. We're on the Susso now."

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