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Author Somerville, Margaret, 1912-

Title They crossed a continent : the story of a wartime exodus from Croker Island to Sydney / Margaret Somerville ; with overview essays by Peter and Sheila Forrest
Edition Third edition
Published Darwin : Shady Tree, 2011


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  994.29042 Som/Tca  AVAILABLE
Description xxi, 98 pages : illustrations (some color), 1 map, portraits ; 29 cm
Summary One of the most remarkable journeys in Australian history began on 7 April 1942, when 103 people set out on a transcontinental exodus to seek safety from the war that was then overwhelming north Australia. Here, Margaret Somerville tells the story of that journey
Analysis Australian
Notes Includes list of evacuees (p. 94-95)
Bibliography Bibliography: page 97
Subject Somerville, Margaret.
Aboriginal Australians -- Missions -- Australia -- Croker Island (N.T.)
Aboriginal Australians -- Missions -- Australia -- Northern Territory -- Croker Island
Children, Aboriginal Australian -- Australia -- Croker Island (N.T.)
Children, Aboriginal Australian -- Australia.
Children, Aboriginal Australian -- Australia -- Northern Territory -- Croker Island
Methodist Church -- Missions.
Croker Island (N.T.) -- History
Northern Territory -- History.
Author Forrest, Peter, 1941-
Forrest, Sheila, 1953-
ISBN 9780980351576 (hbk.)