'Discusses Torres Strait Islander women's experiences during the Pacific War, 1942 to 1945. Includes a look at pre-war life in the Torres Strait living under the Torres Strait Islander Act of 1939. Women and children of the inner islands were evacuated to mainland Australia, residents of the out islands were not evacuated. Describes the bombing of Nurapai (Horn island), recruiting men for war service, account of recruiting men at gunpoint at Masig. Battle of the Coral Sea. Discusses living conditions during the war, receipt of child endowment in 1941 and withholding of moneys by the Department. Also discusses education of children during the war and health services. Proclamation of peace on 15 August 1945 and return of the men. Torres Strait Islands mentioned are Muralag, Waiben, Yeta , Keriri, Masig, Poid , Badu, Mer, Saibai Island, Boigu, Poruma , Dauan, Waraber Island, Mabuiag, Ugar, Nahgi.' (Source: AIATSIS website)
Dedication: To all those women who experienced the trauma of evacuation and removal to an alien mainland Australia and those who experienced isolation, desertion and fear on their small island communities in Torres Strait during the Pacific War, 1942-1945.