The Resource Last truck out, Betty Lockyer

Last truck out, Betty Lockyer

Label
Last truck out
Title
Last truck out
Statement of responsibility
Betty Lockyer
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
WWII 1942?Broome, pearling town on the far north coast of Western Australia. The enemy was snaking its way towards the Australian coastline. Broome was being evacuated. The resident Japanese and their families had already been interned. Aboriginal families were being trucked to Beagle Bay Mission, 120 km north, under the care of the German brothers and Irish nuns. Betty Lockyer?s mother was on the last truck to leave Broome on 17 February, heavy with child. Worst fears were realised when the Japanese attacked Darwin. On 3 March they blew twenty-four Dutch flying boats out of the water in Broome. Men, women and children died. Betty was born two weeks later, safe in the relative peacefulness of the mission
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1942-
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Lockyer, Betty
Dewey number
305.2308694092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV866.A8
LC item number
L63 2009
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lockyer, Betty
  • McKelson, Kevin
  • Raible, Otto
  • Beagle Bay Mission (W.A.)
  • Derby Leprosarium (Derby, W. A.)
  • Holy Child Orphanage (Broome, W.A.)
  • Sisters of St John of God
  • Children
  • Parental deprivation
  • Church work with children
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Beagle Bay Mission (W.A.)
Label
Last truck out, Betty Lockyer
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes glossary
Contents
Beagle Bay Mission: Last truck out -- Little mission girl -- The garden of eden -- Kimberley kids -- Mission life -- The native sisters -- Willy and Alice -- Growing up in Broome: Holy Child Orphanage -- Down-the -marsh kids -- All kinds of gambling -- Chinatown -- The things girls do -- Water -- Sun pictures -- Robinson Street -- Siblings -- School days: At school in Broome -- father Bishop -- Ready for Perth -- Home at last -- Leaving time
Control code
000043842008
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
268 p.
Isbn
9781921248085
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2009424751
Other physical details
ill., ports.
Label
Last truck out, Betty Lockyer
Publication
Note
Includes glossary
Contents
Beagle Bay Mission: Last truck out -- Little mission girl -- The garden of eden -- Kimberley kids -- Mission life -- The native sisters -- Willy and Alice -- Growing up in Broome: Holy Child Orphanage -- Down-the -marsh kids -- All kinds of gambling -- Chinatown -- The things girls do -- Water -- Sun pictures -- Robinson Street -- Siblings -- School days: At school in Broome -- father Bishop -- Ready for Perth -- Home at last -- Leaving time
Control code
000043842008
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
268 p.
Isbn
9781921248085
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2009424751
Other physical details
ill., ports.

Subject

Genre

Library Locations

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