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The Resource Torres Strait Islander women and the Pacific War, Elizabeth Osborne

Torres Strait Islander women and the Pacific War, Elizabeth Osborne

Label
Torres Strait Islander women and the Pacific War
Title
Torres Strait Islander women and the Pacific War
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Osborne
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Torres Strait Islander women's experiences during the Pacific War, 1942 to 1945; pre-war life in theTorres Strait; living under the Torres Strait Islander Act 1939, and withdrawal of the Department's officers in March 1942; evacuation of women and children to mainland Australia, including Cherbourg; Thursday island wives of Japanese divers; evacuation of Hammond Island Mission women and children to Cooyar with Father Flynn; residents of the outer islands were not evacuated; the bombing of Nurapai; recruiting men for war service, account of recruiting men at gunpoint at Masig; discussion on recruitment and volunteering; rates of pay for men; discussion of civil defence; AIF signallers assisted the women left on the islands; Battle of the Coral Sea; living conditions during the war; receipt of child endowment in 1941 and withholding of moneys by the Department; council elections of 1944; teachers' training college on Mabuiag under Phillip Frith; education of children during the war; health services; proclamation of peace on 15 August 1945 and return of the men
Cataloging source
ANB:REV
Citation source
ABI. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Biographical Index
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Osborne, Elizabeth
Dewey number
940.5426092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Torres Strait Islander women and the Pacific War, Elizabeth Osborne
Link
http://www.aiatsis.ashop.com.au/
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 266-271
Contents
Abbreviations -- Torres Strait Island names -- Acknowledgments -- Maps -- Ch 1: Introduction -- Ch 2: 'We didn't know we would be evacuated' -- Ch 3: The mainland experience -- Ch. 4: 'It was all of a sudden' -- Ch 5: 'Leave the Islanders where they are' -- Ch 6: Enlistment and the quest for freedom -- Ch 7: The enemy at the front door -- Ch 8: Fear and faith -- Ch 9. Hard times -- Ch. 10: 'The people had to do it' -- Ch 11: Breaking down barriers -- Ch. 12. Reflections -- Notes -- Bibliography
Control code
abn97231381
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xv, 271
Isbn
9780855753139
Other physical details
ill., maps, ports.
Label
Torres Strait Islander women and the Pacific War, Elizabeth Osborne
Link
http://www.aiatsis.ashop.com.au/
Publication
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 266-271
Contents
Abbreviations -- Torres Strait Island names -- Acknowledgments -- Maps -- Ch 1: Introduction -- Ch 2: 'We didn't know we would be evacuated' -- Ch 3: The mainland experience -- Ch. 4: 'It was all of a sudden' -- Ch 5: 'Leave the Islanders where they are' -- Ch 6: Enlistment and the quest for freedom -- Ch 7: The enemy at the front door -- Ch 8: Fear and faith -- Ch 9. Hard times -- Ch. 10: 'The people had to do it' -- Ch 11: Breaking down barriers -- Ch. 12. Reflections -- Notes -- Bibliography
Control code
abn97231381
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xv, 271
Isbn
9780855753139
Other physical details
ill., maps, ports.

Library Locations

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