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Author Fulton, Edward Thomas Whyte, 1904-1999.

Title No turning back : a memoir / E.T.W. Fulton ; edited, with an introduction and afterword by Elizabeth Fulton Thurston
Published Canberra, A.C.T. : Pandanus Books, [2005]
©2005
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Description 1 online resource (xix, 314 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Sullivan's Creek series
Sullivan's Creek series.
Contents 1 A Sydney boy; 2 Off to the Pacific; 3 Down and out in Hong Kong; 4 Back where I began Sydney 1927; 5 Rabaul 1930; 6 Jack Thurston the Sepik and Number One Gold; 7 My first recruiting trip Aitape Palai; 8 Starlight; 9 Parer's Air Transport opens up the Sepik; 10 Another recruiting trip; 11 War is declared; 12 Signing up with the 6th Division; 13 The 6th Division arrives in the Middle East; 14 The first Australian action Bardia and Tobruk; 15 The longest day of my life the Greek Campaign; 16 Back in Palestine; 17 From Egypt to Ceylon; 18 Return to New Guinea with ANGAU
Summary The shifting scenery of Ted Fulton's life--from Sydney to Hong Kong, Singapore, the Middle East and Melbourne--is played out against the anchoring backdrop of Papua New Guinea where he ventured as a young man. Containing a unique account of life behind enemy lines in the jungle of New Guinea and of Australia's World War II engagement in the Pacific, this laconic memoir roves across the decades. Spanning a lifetime of joys and sorrows, No Turning Back records the achievements of a man whose thirst for adventure drove him to find fulfilment and a sense of identity in locations far from home. Arriving in Papua New Guinea in his early 20s and spending the next 40 years as gold miner, soldier and planter, Ted Fulton built a life that developed as the nation grew. A powerful reminder that Australia's relationship with Papua New Guinea is founded on more than the notorious combination of politics, power and wealth, Ted writes of his home with moving insight and appreciation of the rugged beauty of the land and its people.--Publisher's note
Notes Includes index
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Subject Fulton, Edward Thomas Whyte, 1904-1999.
Australia New Guinea Administrative Unit.
Gold miners -- Papua New Guinea -- New Guinea (Territory) -- Biography.
Gold mines and mining -- Papua New Guinea -- New Guinea (Territory)
Soldiers -- Papua New Guinea -- New Guinea (Territory) -- Biography.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Papua New Guinea.
Papua New Guinea -- History.
Genre/Form Biography.
History.
Autobiographies.
Form Electronic book
Author Thurston, Elizabeth Fulton, 1948-
ISBN 1740762010 (electronic bk.)
9781740762014 (electronic bk.)