Archive for October, 2012

Here we feature a selection of new Australian Family Stories. Please enjoy browsing our 'staff picks' below - find out more about the Authors, and some insights into the books they've written. [Kay I'm sure you can do much better than my blurb here!

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Mates, Mortars and Minefields-Korea by Ernie R Holden

In 1952, Ernie Holden answered the call for men to join the army to fight in the Korean War. Before he left Australia, his sister gave him a diary and said it would be a good idea to write down the events of each day. He took her advice and recorded everything from the weather, camp locations, movies, battles and life living in a foreign country. At the end of the year his sister gave him another diary and he continued to record his day to day life in the Korean War until he returned to Australia. What was unusual was that Ernie could draw and had taken a box camera with him. As keeping record…

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Gunnedah Hero by Clancy Tucker

Fourteen-year-old Gunnedah ‘Gunnie’ Danson has a 500-word assignment on drought. His late grandfather has left him a box containing a manuscript. It’s been written by Gunnie’s great-great-grandfather, Smokey ‘Gun’ Danson after his journey up the long paddock during a harsh drought as a fourteen-year-old drover in 1910. At the back of the manuscript is an envelope. It’s NOT to be opened until Gunnie has read the entire story. Gunnie spends the weekend at Wiralee Station; a cattle station that’s been in the family since 1848. There, he reads the aweso…

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