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Last Truck Out - Betty Lockyer

Paperback Published: 1st June 2009
ISBN: 9781921248085
Number Of Pages: 224
For Ages: 12 - 15 years old

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WWII, 1942 - Broome, pearling town on the far north coast of Western Australia. The enemy was snaking its way towards the Australian coastline. Broome was being evacuated. The resident Japanese and their families had already been interned. Aboriginal families were being trucked to Beagle Bay Mission, 120 km north, under the care of the German brothers and Irish nuns. Betty Lockyer's mother was on the last truck to leave Broome on 17 February, heavy with child. Worst fears were realised when the Japanese attacked Darwin. On March 3, they blew twenty-four Dutch flying boats out of the water in Broome. Men, women and children died. Betty was born two weeks later, safe in the relative peacefulness of the mission.

About the Author

Betty Lockyer is a former community worker in the area of indigenous health and a former liaison officer at Pundulmurra TAFE in Port Hedland.

Industry Reviews

"A joyful ride through a life of loss." Lissa Christoper, "Sun Herald""

Beagles Bay Mission
Last Truck Outp. 2
Little Mission Girlp. 23
The Garden of Edenp. 35
Kimberley Kidsp. 42
Mission Lifep. 49
The Native Sistersp. 68
Willy and Alicep. 74
Growing Up in Broome
Holy Child Orphanagep. 82
Down-The-Marsh Kidsp. 101
All Kinds of Gamblingp. 113
Chinatownp. 127
The Things Girls Dop. 138
Waterp. 148
Sun Picturesp. 158
Robinson Streetp. 165
Siblingsp. 184
School Days
At School In Broomep. 194
Father Bishopp. 218
Ready For Perthp. 227
Home At Lastp. 248
Leaving Timep. 254
Glossaryp. 266
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ISBN: 9781921248085
ISBN-10: 1921248084
Audience: General
For Ages: 12 - 15 years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 1st June 2009
Publisher: Magabala Books
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 15.0  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.41

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