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- DescriptionWWII, 1942 - Broome, pearling town on the far rth 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 rth, 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.
- Author BiographyBetty Lockyer is a former community worker in the area of indigenous health and a former liaison officer at Pundulmurra TAFE in Port Hedland.
- Author(s)Betty Lockyer
- PublisherMagabala Books
- Date of Publication01/06/2009
- SubjectLocal History, Names & Genealogy
- Place of PublicationBroome, WA
- Country of PublicationAustralia
- ImprintMagabala Books
- Content Noteillustrations
- Weight408 g
- Width150 mm
- Height210 mm
- Spine18 mm
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