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Jack of Hearts, QX11594: Jackie Huggins & Ngaire Jarro.

Jack of Hearts, QX11594: Jackie Huggins & Ngaire Jarro.
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Aboriginal Culture   Taree . On Loan . 14 Jun 2022
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ISBN 9781922613127
Shelf Location B/HUG
Author Huggins, Jackie author.
Title Jack of Hearts, QX11594 / Jackie Huggins & Ngaire Jarro.
Publication Details Broome, Western Australia: 2022 Magabala Books,,
Collation xiii, 178 pages : : illustrations, portraits ; ; 21 cm. ;
General Note "It has been over 100 years since our father was born, 80 years since Father enlisted in the AIF, and over 60 years since he died. How do we go beyond what we knew from our Mother's stories of him? The past, present and future need to be spoken about and shared.' - Jackie Huggins"
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references: pages 173-176.
Abstract/Summary Born an only child in North Queensland, Jack Huggins had an idyllic childhood in Ayr, where his family somehow escaped the harsh Queensland government treatment of First Nations' peoples. His father was in the army in World War I and Jack followed in his footsteps into World War II. He was captured by the Japanese in Singapore and spent much of the war on the notorious Burma-Thailand railway. The narrative and personal reflections give insight into love, loss and the need to understand one man's journey, as seen through the eyes of his children seeking to learn more. It is an affectionate portrait and a moving account of courage in wartime which helps a reader understand the sacrifices made by our soldiers.
Subject Huggins, John Henry
Huggins family
Huggins, Jackie, -- 1956- Family
Soldiers -- Australia -- Biography
Aboriginal Australians -- Queensland -- Ayr
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Singapore
World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons -- Australian
Aboriginal Australians -- Biography
World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons -- Japanese
World War, 1939-1945 -- Participation, Aboriginal Australian
World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, Australian
Aboriginal Australian soldiers -- Biography
Ayr (Qld.) -- Biography
Australia -- Armed Forces -- Aboriginal Australians
Other Author Jarro, Ngaire
Alternate Title QX11594
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