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Oppenheimer, Melanie

Overview
Works: 28 works in 75 publications in 1 language and 1,677 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Personal narratives‡vAustralian  Biographies  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works by Melanie Oppenheimer
Volunteering, why we can't survive without it by Melanie Oppenheimer( )

14 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One third of Australians volunteer on a regular basis. This means that more than 5 million Australians are regularly coaching local sports teams, working in the school P & C, planting trees in their local Bush Care group, managing email lists for political or community groups and so on. This book tells the story of volunteering in Australia since WWII across many kinds of organisations and argues that we have a unique way of volunteering in Australia. Using the examples of her grandmother who was one of the founders of the CWA and her mother who was very active as a volunteer in WWII, Melanie Oppenheimer shows that women have often been central to keeping communities going through their unpaid work. She also shows that volunteers need to be better recognised. The 2020 summit and Australia's first minister for volunteering shows the governments are starting to realise this"--Provided by publisher
The last battle : soldier settlement in Australia, 1916-1939 by Bruce Scates( )

8 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Australian soldiers returned from World War I they were offered the chance to settle on 'land fit for heroes.' Promotional material painted a picture of prosperous farms and contented families, appealing to returned servicepeople and their families hoping for a fresh start. Yet 20 years after the inception of these soldier settlement schemes, fewer than half of the settlers remained on their properties. ... Bruce Scates and Melanie Oppenheimer map out a deeply personal history of the soldiers' struggle to transition from ANZAC to farmer and provider. At its foundation lie thousands of individual life stories shaped by imperfect repatriation policies. This book examines the environmental challenges, the difficulties presented by the physical and psychological damage many soldiers had sustained during the war, and the vital roles of women and children."--Jacket
The power of humanity : 100 years of the Red Cross in Australia by Melanie Oppenheimer( Book )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written by leading historian Melanie Oppenheimer, and fully illustrated with a wealth of photographs and other records from the archives of the Australian Red Cross Society, this riveting history marks 100 years of the Red Cross in Australia. This is the story of everyday Australians. It is a history of people helping people across 'generations, united by a common passion and commitment to humanitarian action.' Born at the outbreak of World War I, the Australian Red Cross celebrates its centenary in August 2014, making it one of the oldest and most respected voluntary organisations in Australia. With the help of volunteers across Australia, the Red Cross played a critical role in supporting the men fighting overseas and the families at home during WWI and its aftermath, and later during WWII. Post-WWII it continued to build on this foundation, developing humanitarian services both nationally and internationally. This celebratory book focuses not only on the past but also on the present and future of the Australian Red Cross, showing how the organisation has changed and developed over the last hundred years, from an organisation formed in war to one dealing with the varied demands of the twenty-first century - from social welfare to responding to disasters within Australia such as Cyclone Tracy, the Victorian bushfires and Queensland floods, as well as international crises such as the 2004 tsunami. Fully illustrated with a wealth of photographs and other material from the archives of the Australian Red Cross Society, this is an important record of an Australian icon
Volunteers and volunteering( Book )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Each year, 2.6 million Australians donate over 434 million hours of their time in voluntary work. This book examines current roles of volunteers and the contribution of volunteering to contemporary Australian society, drawing on a wide range of expertise in order to provide organisations and policy makers with information
Beveridge and voluntary action in Britain and the wider British world( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The state of welfare : comparative studies of the welfare state at the end of the long boom, 1965--1980 by Joanne Scott( )

9 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The period after 1945 saw a rapid growth in social welfare, with the state taking on increasing responsibility for pensions, health care, unemployment relief and income support. In Western democracies economic growth underpinned state investment and was reinforced by demands from the new social movements of the 1960s. Just as the clamour for reformism reached a crescendo in the late 1960s, the global economy began to falter, culminating in the oil crisis of 1973-1974. This volume explores the factors that shaped the trajectories of welfare state change over this crucial period. A close analysis of countries such as Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United Kingdom reveals signs of a broader shift towards the decline of government spending and the first tentative moves towards a nascent neoliberalism. Other countries, such as Sweden and West Germany, remained comparatively untouched by the economic crisis and even sought to reinforce their welfare state in response to it. Ireland and Northern Ireland also showed little evidence of these changes, isolated as they were by complex political and religious factors. This book brings together a range of case studies at both country and provincial level in order to build up a more complex and nuanced picture of the welfare state in the 1960s and 1970s. --
Australian women and war by Melanie Oppenheimer( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sourced from Oppenheimer's own research and archival material from the Australian War Memorial, Australian Red Cross archives and State Libraries, Australian Women and War contains accounts of women such as Nursing Sister Nellie Gould in the Boer War and Angela Rhodes, the first Australian Military female air traffic controller to serve in Baghdad during the second Gulf War. The book also contains little known accounts of women such as Nurse Ethel Gillingham, one of the only Australian women to be a POW in WWI, and the group of Australian teachers sent to South Africa during the Boer War to work in the internment (concentration) camps
Oceans of love : Narrelle, an Australian nurse in World War I by Melanie Oppenheimer( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All work no pay : Australian civilian volunteers in war by Melanie Oppenheimer( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Australians have always volunteered to help in emergencies, especially when the nation has been at war. During the Boer War, World War I and World War II, volunteers from all walks of life raised money, assisted with nursing and rehabilitation, and provided food and clothing. Servicemen and women were helped both at home and in the field. The main wartime volunteer organisations were the Australian Red Cross, the Australian Comforts Funds, the Salvation Army, and the YMCA with the YWCA. Their story and the stories of countless wartime civilian volunteers is told for the first time, revealing important aspects of Australian social and political life. For example, it was the pressure of the volunteers that forced governments to act on essential matters like repatriation benefits for returning soldiers and for the welfare of their dependents
South Australia on the eve of war( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"South Australia on the Eve of War considers unique aspects of the state in this pre-war period, including the political reverberations of Federation, the town planning of what was then Australia's third-largest capital, Adelaide, and the shifting social positions of women, Indigenous Australians and minority groups."--Back cover
Red Cross VAs : a history of the VAD movement in New South Wales by Melanie Oppenheimer( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Red Cross movement : myths, practices and turning points( Book )

3 editions published in 2020 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book offers new insights into the history of the Red Cross Movement, the world's oldest humanitarian body originally founded in 1863 in Geneva, Switzerland. Incorporating new research, the book reimagines and re-evaluates the Red Cross as a global institutional network. It is the first book of its kind to focus on the rise of the Red Cross, and analyses the emergence of humanitarianism through a series of turning points, practices and myths. The book explores the three unique elements that make up the Red Cross Movement: the International Committee of the Red Cross; the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent, formerly known as the League of Red Cross Societies (both based in Geneva); and the 191 national societies. It also coincides with the centenary of the founding of the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent, formed in May 1919 in the aftermath of the First World War. The book will be invaluable for students, lecturers, humanitarian workers, and those with a general interest in this highly recognizable and respected humanitarian brand. With seventeen chapters by leading scholars and researchers from Europe, the UK, Australia, New Zealand and America, the book deserves a place on the bookshelves of historians and international relations scholars interested to learn more about this unique, complex and contested organisation
Proceedings of the 5th Women and Labour Conference : 29 September - 1 October 1995, Macquarie University by Women and Labour Conference( Book )

2 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volunteering in Australia( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In recent years, there have been significant changes to volunteering in Australia. Changes to government policies and non-profit practice have led to differences in how people volunteer, what they do and where they give their time. Volunteering in Australia provides critical snapshot of the issues in volunteering today and their impact on Australian society. Its demonstrates how change provides a fluid and contested space for volunteers and their organisations. Volunteering no longer sits outside the broad parameters of our economic and social futures. The book draws on a wide range of expertise from leading Australians, who discuss contemporary issues such as spontaneous volunteering, volunteer tourism and new forms of voluntary action
Caring for the carers : -the history of the ACT TPI Wives' Association 1981-2001 by L. J Reeder( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volunteers in action : voluntary work in Australia 1939-1945 by Melanie Oppenheimer( )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An overview of the voluntary principle in Australia : why the past matters by Melanie Oppenheimer( )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction by Jeni Warburton( )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Proceedings of the 5th Women and Labour Conference 29th September - 1 October 1995 Macquarie University by Women and Labour Conference( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Preface by Jeni Warburton( )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The power of humanity : 100 years of the Red Cross in Australia
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The last battle : soldier settlement in Australia, 1916-1939The power of humanity : 100 years of the Red Cross in AustraliaVolunteers and volunteeringBeveridge and voluntary action in Britain and the wider British worldThe state of welfare : comparative studies of the welfare state at the end of the long boom, 1965--1980Australian women and warOceans of love : Narrelle, an Australian nurse in World War ISouth Australia on the eve of war
Alternative Names
Melanie Oppenheimer actrice

Melanie Oppenheimer actrice uit Australië

Oppenheimer Melanie Nivison‏

Oppenheimer, Melanie Nivison 1957-

Мелания Оппенгеймер

ميلانى اوبنهايمر ممثله من اوستراليا

ميلاني أوبنهايمر

Languages
English (67)