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From the top of the hill : finding Private Jack Peoples 58th Battalion No 4288
From the top of the hill : finding Private Jack Peoples 58th Battalion No 4288
Peoples, Kevin2016
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On winter nights, when we were small children, we gathered around the open kitchen fire and urged our father to tell us stories about his growing up on Wooriwyrite, a sheep and cattle station on the Darlington road some ten miles from Terang in the Western District of Victoria. One story related to the day that Dad's brother, Jack, went to the war in 1915. Our father, aged eleven, walked with Jack to the nearest hill and watched him walk across the paddocks to Mortlake, never to return. The story had a beginning but no end. It simply faded away and left the three of us sitting on the hill with Dad, hearing the silence and watching Jack disappear. This booklet is the story of Jack that we never heard. It is my story too. I have searched for Jack for much of my life and here I honour him on the centenary of his death, along with the 11,000 Australians who died with him and whose bodies never found a grave.
Imprint:
[Victoria] : Kevin Peoples, 2016
Collation:
75 pages : illustrations (some colour), facsimiles, portraits ; 21 cm.
ISBN:
9780994570307
Dewey class:
940.4272
Language:
English
LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Beaumaris LibraryBiography940.4272 PEOAvailable
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