The Resource Fighters from the fringe : Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders recall the Second World War, Robert A. Hall

Fighters from the fringe : Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders recall the Second World War, Robert A. Hall

Label
Fighters from the fringe : Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders recall the Second World War
Title
Fighters from the fringe
Title remainder
Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders recall the Second World War
Statement of responsibility
Robert A. Hall
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Thousands of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander took part in the Second World War. This book focuses on the experiences of six Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who served their country during the Second World War. Oodgeroo Noonuccal was a wireless operator whose brothers were prisoners of war. Reg Saunders served in Greece and New Guinea, as the first Aboriginal officer in the Australian Army, and later in Korea. Leonard Waters trained and served as the first Aboriginal fighter pilot. Charles Mene, a Torres Strait Islander, served throughout the war and was awarded the Military Medal in the Korean War. Saulo Waia, a pearl fisher, defended the Strait with fellow soldiers while non-indigenous people were evacuated. Other Islanders like Tom Lowah gave years of service and received lower pay than white servicemen
Is part of
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
940.53/15039915
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
D767.8
LC item number
.H27 1995eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Fighters from the fringe : Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders recall the Second World War, Robert A. Hall
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-205) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000059979061
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 218 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780855755119
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
dc73eba6-63bf-4e0e-b0c6-dd82582ffe56
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b3682088x
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)721878469
  • informitelib0855755113

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
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