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Barbed wire and cherry blossoms, Anita Heiss

Label
Barbed wire and cherry blossoms
Title
Barbed wire and cherry blossoms
Statement of responsibility
Anita Heiss
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"5 AUGUST, 1944 Over 1000 Japanese soldiers break out of the No.12 Prisoner of War compound on the fringes of Cowra. In the carnage, hundreds are killed, many are recaptured, and some take their own lives rather than suffer the humiliation of ongoing defeat. But one soldier, Hiroshi, manages to escape. At nearby Erambie Station, an Aboriginal mission, Banjo Williams, father of five and proud man of his community, discovers Hiroshi, distraught and on the run. Unlike most of the townsfolk who dislike and distrust the Japanese, the people of Erambie choose compassion and offer Hiroshi refuge. Mary, Banjo's daughter, is intrigued by the softly spoken stranger, and charged with his care. For the community, life at Erambie is one of restriction and exclusion - living under Acts of Protection and Assimilation, and always under the ruthless eye of the mission Manager. On top of wartime hardships, families live without basic rights. Love blossoms between Mary and Hiroshi, and they each dream of a future together. But how long can Hiroshi be hidden safely and their bond kept a secret?"--Back cover
Summary
"5 AUGUST, 1944 Over 1000 Japanese soldiers break out of the No.12 Prisoner of War compound on the fringes of Cowra. In the carnage, hundreds are killed, many are recaptured, and some take their own lives rather than suffer the humiliation of ongoing defeat. But one soldier, Hiroshi, manages to escape. At nearby Erambie Station, an Aboriginal mission, Banjo Williams, father of five and proud man of his community, discovers Hiroshi, distraught and on the run. Unlike most of the townsfolk who dislike and distrust the Japanese, the people of Erambie choose compassion and offer Hiroshi refuge. Mary, Banjo's daughter, is intrigued by the softly spoken stranger, and charged with his care. For the community, life at Erambie is one of restriction and exclusion - living under Acts of Protection and Assimilation, and always under the ruthless eye of the mission Manager. On top of wartime hardships, families live without basic rights. Love blossoms between Mary and Hiroshi, and they each dream of a future together. But how long can Hiroshi be hidden safely and their bond kept a secret?"--Back cover
Theme
Storyline
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10600371
Cataloging source
ANL
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1968-
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Heiss, Anita
Dewey number
823.3
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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True
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  • Erambie Aboriginal Reserve (N.S.W.)
  • Prisoner-of-war escapes
  • Prisoners of war
  • Prisoners of war
  • Women, Aboriginal Australian
  • Man-woman relationships
Target audience
adult
Label
Barbed wire and cherry blossoms, Anita Heiss
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000056409254
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxi, 264 pages
Isbn
9781925184846
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)929987568
Label
Barbed wire and cherry blossoms, Anita Heiss
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000056409254
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxi, 264 pages
Isbn
9781925184846
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)929987568

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