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They Crossed a Continent. The Story of a Wartime Exodus from Croker Island to Sydney.

Margaret Somerville


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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.
Expanded illustrated edition of book originally published in 1970.
xxi, 98 p. : ill. (some col.), 1 map, ports. ; 29 cm. #0821
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AuthorMargaret Somerville
Number of pagesxxi, 98 p. : ill. (some col.), 1 map, ports. ; 29 cm.
PublisherShady Tree, Darwin
Year Published2011
Binding Type

Hardcover in Dustjacket

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