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Letters Home: To Mother From Gallipoli and Beyond

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Our Price: AU$35.00 Inc GST
Media: BOOK - hardcover, 278 pages
Author: D. Anthony & M. Anthony
Year: 2009
Other Data: b&w photos, glossary
ISBN: 9781742371375

Availability: Out of Print
Product Code: ALL147
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A Globite suitcase, a diary, and a bundled pile of postcards and letters left abandoned in a barn. Lying unknown to his family, here was the life of a young man of humble beginnings who left home at fourteen to become a telegraph boy, only to later experience the horrors of Gallipoli day by day, day after day, and establish one of Australia's great political families.

Sapper Hubert Anthony was seventeen when he enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force in October 1914. He wrote deeply affectionate letters home to his mother in outback New South Wales. They show the thoughts of a young man encouraging the world for the first time, provide great insights into to relationship between a son and his mother, and tell of a long gone period in Australia's rural history.

But these letters offer more. They give a fleeting picture of Honora McNam, a young girl who excaped the famine in Ireland for service in outback Queensland, a woman who endured the loneliness and hardship of bush life and a mother who instilled in her children a curiosity and deep eagerness to learn. 'Letters Home' is a rich and intimate portrait of a different time, the sadness of war and the enduring nature of family

The Story Behind These Letters
1. Peak Hill: 18th and 19th December 1913
2. War Declared: 4th August to 31st December 1914
3. Albany to Ma'adi: 1st January to 31st March 1915
4. Gallipoli: 1st April to 17th May 1915
5. Mex Camp: 18th May to 13th July 1915
6. Gallipoli Again: 17th July to 11th August 1915
7. England, Recovery and Rehabilitation: 12th August to 29th October 1915
8. Ireland: 30th October to 10th November 1915
9. Return to Harefield: 11th November to 31st December 1915
10. Still at Harefield: 13th January to 29th Mary 1916
11. Ballina, north Coast: 1918
Family Trees
Notes and Glossary

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