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'A Globite suitcase, a diary, and a bundled pile of postcards and letters left abandoned in a barn. Lying unknown to his family, here was the life of a young man of humble beginnings who left home at fourteen to become a telegraph boy, only later to experience the horrors of Gallipoli day by day, day after day, and establish one of Australia' s great political families.
Sapper Hubert Anthony was seventeen when he enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force in October 1914. He wrote deeply affectionate letters home to his mother in outback New South Wales. They show the thoughts of a young man encountering the world for the first time, provide great insights into the relationship between a son and his mother, and tell of a long-gone period in Australi' s rural history.
But these letters offer more. They give a fleeting picture of Honora McNab, a young girl who escaped the famine in Ireland for service in outback Queensland, a woman who endured the loneliness and hardship of bush life and a mother who instilled in her children a curiosity and deep eagerness to learn. Letters Home is a rich and intimate portrait of a different time, the sadness of war and the enduring nature of family.' (Publisher's blurb)

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Notes

  • Epigraph: In all my experience I have never seen fiercer fighting against the odds and with greater gallantry than I have seen with the troops in the Dardanelles. -General Sir Ian Hamilton, Commander-In-Chief, Mediterranean
  • Dedication: For Hubert

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Crows Nest, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 2009 .
      Extent: xii, 246p.p.
      Description: illus., ports.
      Note/s:
      • Includes Forword by General Peter Cosgrove AC, MC (vii-ix)
      ISBN: 9781742371375 (hbk.)

Works about this Work

Diary of Father’s War Speaks to Anthony Troy Bramston , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 27 March 2015; (p. 3)
Non-Fiction Steven Carroll , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 28 November 2009; (p. 28)

— Review of Letters Home : To Mother from Gallipoli and Beyond : Diaries and Letters of Sapper Hubert Anthony Hubert Anthony , 2009 single work correspondence ; How to Write History That People Want to Read Ann Curthoys , Ann McGrath , 2009 single work criticism ; Bart: My Life Bart Cummings , 2009 single work autobiography
Letters from the Front a Source of Pride Natasha Rudra , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 21 November 2009; (p. 21)
Diggers' Luck, in Life and War Michael McKernan , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 14 November 2009; (p. 14)

— Review of Over the Top: A Digger's Story of the Western Front H. G. Hartnett , 2009 single work autobiography ; Letters Home : To Mother from Gallipoli and Beyond : Diaries and Letters of Sapper Hubert Anthony Hubert Anthony , 2009 single work correspondence
Beyond Myth Paul Ham , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 7-8 November 2009; (p. 18-19)

— Review of Over the Top: A Digger's Story of the Western Front H. G. Hartnett , 2009 single work autobiography ; Letters Home : To Mother from Gallipoli and Beyond : Diaries and Letters of Sapper Hubert Anthony Hubert Anthony , 2009 single work correspondence ; Bomber : From Vietnam to Hell and Back Tony Bower-Miles , 2009 single work autobiography ; The Tiger Man of Vietnam Frank Walker , 2009 single work biography
Beyond Myth Paul Ham , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 7-8 November 2009; (p. 18-19)

— Review of Over the Top: A Digger's Story of the Western Front H. G. Hartnett , 2009 single work autobiography ; Letters Home : To Mother from Gallipoli and Beyond : Diaries and Letters of Sapper Hubert Anthony Hubert Anthony , 2009 single work correspondence ; Bomber : From Vietnam to Hell and Back Tony Bower-Miles , 2009 single work autobiography ; The Tiger Man of Vietnam Frank Walker , 2009 single work biography
Diggers' Luck, in Life and War Michael McKernan , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 14 November 2009; (p. 14)

— Review of Over the Top: A Digger's Story of the Western Front H. G. Hartnett , 2009 single work autobiography ; Letters Home : To Mother from Gallipoli and Beyond : Diaries and Letters of Sapper Hubert Anthony Hubert Anthony , 2009 single work correspondence
Non-Fiction Steven Carroll , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 28 November 2009; (p. 28)

— Review of Letters Home : To Mother from Gallipoli and Beyond : Diaries and Letters of Sapper Hubert Anthony Hubert Anthony , 2009 single work correspondence ; How to Write History That People Want to Read Ann Curthoys , Ann McGrath , 2009 single work criticism ; Bart: My Life Bart Cummings , 2009 single work autobiography
Life at the Front from a Country Boy Doug Anthony , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 31 October - 1 November 2009; (p. 6)
Letters from the Front a Source of Pride Natasha Rudra , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 21 November 2009; (p. 21)
Diary of Father’s War Speaks to Anthony Troy Bramston , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 27 March 2015; (p. 3)
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