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Exclusive extract reveals war stories

by Carrie Cox in BOOKS

Heavily outnumbered and in jungle conditions, Aboriginal servicemen were among Australian troops who fought a guerrilla war against the Viet Cong in the Vietnam War. Their memories and history are part of the new book, Serving Our Country, which shines a light on the role played by Indigenous servicemen and women in defending Australia. This exclusive extract looks at some [...]
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    Pell adds colour to iconic play

    Playwright Raymond Lawler’s classic stage play Summer of the Seventeenth Doll has remained unchanged since it became a runaway hit in the ’50s, but there will be one significant difference when it is performed by [...]

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