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The bulldog track, Peter Phelps

Label
The bulldog track
Title
The bulldog track
Statement of responsibility
Peter Phelps
Title variation
Bulldog track
Title variation remainder
a grandson's story of an ordinary man's war and survival on the other Kokoda trail
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This is the story of Tom Phelps and the 'other Kokoda Track', a story that has never been told. Seventy-five years later, Tom's grandson, award-winning actor and writer Peter Phelps, is sharing the unforgettable tale of resilience and survival. March 1942: The world is at war. Too old to fight and with jobs scarce at home, Tom Phelps found work as a carpenter in the goldfields of the New Guinea Highlands. No one expected the Japanese to attack in the Pacific. Then they took the northern cities of New Guinea. As word of the invasion and the atrocities being committed spread, Tom and his fellow workers, men of differing nationalities, trades and professions, were caught in the middle of it all. After the airfield was bombed, the Australian military told them to get out via the 'other' Kokoda Track. They set off through the jungle into the unknown. Kukukuku hunters and Ghurka allies would silently let them pass but did not do the same for the pursuing Japanese soldiers. With no news of the men, back home in Sydney, his wife, Rose Phelps, their son, George, and three daughters, Joy, Shirley and Anne, were told that Tom had died. But Tom wasn't dead. Travelling by foot, canoe, raft, schooner, train, luck and cunning, Tom Phelps would eventually make it back to Sydney, turning up at Central Station half-starved, in rags, suffering from malaria and wearing the pith helmet he had kept with him the whole way. The unforgettable escape was documented on Tom's helmet in indelible ink. And his stories of New Guinea would lead his son and grandson to their own experiences with the country. Seventy-five years later, Tom's helmet sat next to his grandson Peter as he wrote this book
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Phelps, Peter
Dewey number
995.3022092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Phelps, Peter
  • Phelps, Tom
  • Families
  • Jungle survival
  • Gold mines and mining
  • Foreign workers
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Australia
  • New Guinea
Target audience
adult
Label
The bulldog track, Peter Phelps
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-276)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000064131574
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxvi, 276 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780733639777
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Label
The bulldog track, Peter Phelps
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-276)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000064131574
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxvi, 276 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780733639777
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits

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