Meaning of soldier settler in English:

soldier settler


historical Australian, New Zealand
  • An ex-serviceman who was awarded land under an interwar scheme to populate rural areas.

    ‘after the First World War a final round of leases went to soldier settlers’
    • ‘There were certainly a lot of soldier settlers that returned from the war.’
    • ‘His own experience as an impoverished soldier-settler and memories of Australian vulnerability in World War II intensified a commitment to protection of local industry.’
    • ‘New technology enabled many soldier settlers to pursue dairying, intensive cropping, or fruit-growing.’
    • ‘The granting of soldier-settler land would have led to prosperity.’
    • ‘My father was a soldier settler farmer back in the twenties.’
    • ‘My father was a soldier settler and he came here in 1952.’
    • ‘My forebears were soldier settlers.’
    • ‘Much of their land was taken over by soldier settlers after World War I.’
    • ‘I was suddenly back home, aged under 10, and feeling very secure in belonging on the farm in that district where all the small farmers were soldier settlers from WWI.’
    • ‘The families of soldier settlers paid debentures to get their club off the ground.’