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Issue Details: First known date: 2014... 2014 Kokoda
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'It’s been a disastrous day. The radio news reports that HMAS Canberra has been sunk with the loss of 819 lives and Kokoda has been lost by the Australians. Who knows where Des’s lot are? Somewhere on the mountain track between Kokoda and Port Moresby with the Japs hot on their heels. Harold couldn’t say too much in his latest letter but it sounds like his division is moving to New Guinea too. In his diary, Archie records his own battles at home, against the local bully, Beefy; and how Townsville copes as it becomes a base for the Pacific campaign; and the Australian east coast reels under Japanese bombs. Archie’s two brothers are fighting in the battlefields of World War II. Des has been sent with the militia to fight in the treacherous landscape of the jungles of New Guinea against the Japanese—and his brother Harold is about to join him, after surviving the campaign in the Middle East. There is nothing between Australia and a Japanese invasion except a small band of brave soldiers, fighting rain, mud, malaria and machine guns.' (Publication summary)

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  • Other formats: Also large print.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Lindfield, Chatswood - Gordon - Castlecrag area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Scholastic Australia , 2014 .
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      Extent: 238p.
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      • Published : March 2014
      ISBN: 9781743622056 (paperback) :
      Series: y separately published work icon My Australian Story Scholastic Press (publisher), Gosford : Scholastic Press , 2005- Z1398313 2000 series - publisher children's fiction children's A series of children's books, many of them historical fiction, that each highlight an aspect of Australian experience. Written in diary form.
    • Lindfield, Chatswood - Gordon - Castlecrag area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Scholastic Australia , 2018 .
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      • Published 1 March 2018

      ISBN: 9781742769646
      Series: y separately published work icon My Australian Story Scholastic Press (publisher), Gosford : Scholastic Press , 2005- Z1398313 2000 series - publisher children's fiction children's A series of children's books, many of them historical fiction, that each highlight an aspect of Australian experience. Written in diary form.

Works about this Work

My Australian Story : Kokoda by Alan Tucker Jenny Heslop , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Buzz Words , April 2014;

— Review of Kokoda Alan R. Tucker , 2014 single work children's fiction
[Review] Kokoda Helen Purdie , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , March vol. 29 no. 1 2014; (p. 27)

— Review of Kokoda Alan R. Tucker , 2014 single work children's fiction
[Review] Kokoda Helen Purdie , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , March vol. 29 no. 1 2014; (p. 27)

— Review of Kokoda Alan R. Tucker , 2014 single work children's fiction
My Australian Story : Kokoda by Alan Tucker Jenny Heslop , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Buzz Words , April 2014;

— Review of Kokoda Alan R. Tucker , 2014 single work children's fiction
Last amended 25 Oct 2018 14:54:32
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  • Townsville, Townsville area, Marlborough - Mackay - Townsville area, Queensland,
  • 1939-1945
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