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Australian Heroines of World War One (S De Vries)


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Telling the stories of eight courageous women through diaries, letters, photos, paintings and specially drawn maps, these women had the courage and strength for which the Anzacs are renown; however upon returning to Australia their heroism was quickly forgotten. Two of these women received such meagre pensions, they died destitute.

Sister Hilda Samsing from Melbourne became a whistle-blower when nursing aboard the hospital ship Gascon, outraged by the bungled evacuation of wounded Anzacs. She defied censorship and kept a very frank diary, reproduced here for the first time.

Publication of this book with its numerous illustrations has been facilitated by a generous donation from Dame Elisabeth Murdoch, keen that these stories become known to Australians of all ages.

Soft cover, 410 pages.

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