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Issue Details: First known date: 2002 2002
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When two men on opposing sides meet on the battle fields in World War I, neither can predict the ways their paths will cross in the future. Jack Kelly, a captain in the Australian army, shows compassion towards his prisoner Paul Mann, a German officer, forming an unusual bond. When the two meet again after the war, it is in Port Moresby, the capital of Papua. The friendship they quickly forge will last a lifetime. In Papua both are working towards new beginnings, in search of freedom and financial security. Both want to leave behind the memories of the war and find stability for their families. But post-war life has as many lows as it does highs - both men have enemies who would love to see them fail. Only together will they overcome the odds. (Libraries Australia record).

Notes

  • Dedication: For Tony Williams, Agent and true friend.
  • Prequel to Eden
  • Other formats: Also sound recording. Also e-book.

Affiliation Notes

  • Associated with the AustLit subset Australian Literary Responses to 'Asia' as the work contains a Eurasian character.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Macmillan , 2002 .
      Extent: 437p.
      Description: illus., map.
      Reprinted: 2003
      ISBN: 0732911435
Alternative title: Het goud van Papua
Language: Dutch

Works about this Work

Holiday Reading Phil Brown , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: Brisbane News , 11 December 2002; (p. 9)

— Review of Papua Peter Watt 2002 single work novel ; White Gardenia Belinda Alexandra 2002 single work novel ; Aztec Colin Falconer 1997 single work novel
Authors Find More Ways Than One to Rip a Bodice Kathy Hunt , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 30 November - 1 December 2002; (p. D06)

— Review of Papua Peter Watt 2002 single work novel ; Kimberley Sun Di Morrissey 2002 single work novel ; Matthew Flinders' Cat Bryce Courtenay 2002 single work novel
Blockbuster on Our Doorstep Rod Moran , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 2 December 2002; (p. 9)

— Review of Papua Peter Watt 2002 single work novel
Holiday Reading Phil Brown , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: Brisbane News , 11 December 2002; (p. 9)

— Review of Papua Peter Watt 2002 single work novel ; White Gardenia Belinda Alexandra 2002 single work novel ; Aztec Colin Falconer 1997 single work novel
Authors Find More Ways Than One to Rip a Bodice Kathy Hunt , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 30 November - 1 December 2002; (p. D06)

— Review of Papua Peter Watt 2002 single work novel ; Kimberley Sun Di Morrissey 2002 single work novel ; Matthew Flinders' Cat Bryce Courtenay 2002 single work novel
Blockbuster on Our Doorstep Rod Moran , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 2 December 2002; (p. 9)

— Review of Papua Peter Watt 2002 single work novel
Last amended 25 Feb 2008 13:31:03
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    Papua New Guinea,
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    Pacific Region,
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    Australia,
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    Germany,
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    Western Europe, Europe,
  • ca. 1918-1934
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