Free Genealogy e-book



(Your shopping cart is empty)

  Home > Australia > Biography, Family History & Journals >

  Street Kid: A Tale of Trouble and Survival Between the Wars
Street Kid: Tale of Survival Between Wars


 
This product is not normally stocked, but can be obtained on special order. See availability below for normal delivery time
Our Price: AU$15.00 Inc GST
Media: BOOK - paperback, 128 pages
Author: G. Tarlington
Year: 2001
Other Data: b&w photos
ISBN: 9781876439491

Availability: Usually Ships in 2 to 4 Weeks
Product Code: AMH007
Qty:

Description
 
The author grew up in the deprived suburbs of Sydney, where the streets were the playground for many and also an environment where kids found trouble. Young George soon found that trouble, and was before the courts several times for minor crimes and misdemeanours.

He spent time in homes for wayward boys where strong and descent male role-models put him back on the correct path.

By the time he was in his twenties, he had met a girl he was very fond of, marriage was in the air, and he had set himself on a life without trouble - or so he thought.

At a party one night, a well known thug, in a fit of drunken rage, shot his brother and threatened George with the same fate. However, the murdered escaped imprisonment and George and his new wife moved away to a less troubled suburb where they started their new life.

The irony was, that just A few years later, as a proud Digger in the AIF, Tarlington was shot in the back by a Japanese thug at Kokoda. For more than 50 years he carried that bullet in his lungs. Today he lives in Sydney never destined 'to die by a bullet'.

Contents:
Illustrations
Preface
1. Blowing Bubbles
2. Life on the Streets
3. Mittagong
4. Gosford Training School
5. Home Again
6. Going into Business
7. A Family Wedding
8. The Depression Deepens
9. Return to Gosford
10. A New Start
11. Life Settles Down
12. Murder
13. I Became a Father
14. A Family ma
Epilogue
Index


Share your knowledge of this product with other customers... Be the first to write a review

Browse for more products in the same category as this item:

Australia > Biography, Family History & Journals
Australia > Social & General History > Culture & Society
New South Wales > Social & General History
Australia
New South Wales
Australia > Social & General History