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Issue Details: First known date: 1918... 1918 My Life of Adventure
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  • Associated with the AustLit subset Australian Literary Responses to 'Asia' as the work contains minor references to 'Asian' people.

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Dedication to a later (undated) edition: This book is dedicated lovingly to Trooper Walter P. Hales, at the time of writing the first edition, serving in the ranks of the New Zealand Mounted Rifles somewhere in Palestine. We have travelled and fought side by side in many a strange country, blazed many a trail together; no father ever bred a better son, no soldier will ever find truer comrade. It is no fault of mine I am not riding knee to knee with you now against the enemy of the world's freedom. If you live to see this book, it is well; if you fall, it is well also; destiny and duty go hand in hand. If we do not meet again here laddie, we will blaze some fresh trails beyond the shadows, for this is only a wee bit of life; we will find each other on the other side of the Veil. This is but a wee tribute for all your goodness. Ride straight, shoot straight, and help to keep the glory of the Anzac name ablaze like a good soldier, and - the rest is in the hands of the gods. Your Dad, A. G. H.

P.S to this new edition: 'Wallie' won through, but not unscathed; he was invalided to New Zealand and we have not yet met. A. G. H.

Last amended 30 Jan 2014 11:04:27
  • South Australia,
  • Western Australia,
  • Gobi Desert,
    East Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,
  • Macedonia,
    Western Europe, Europe,
  • South America, Americas,
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