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Author Bin Salleh, Rachel, author

Title Alfred's war / Rachel Bin Salleh ; illustrated by Samantha Fry
Published Broome, WA : Magabala Books, 2018
Broome, Western Australia : Magabala Books, 2018


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Description 1 volume (unpaged) : colour illustrations ; 28 cm
Summary Alfred's War is a powerful story that unmasks the lack of recognition given to Australian Indigenous servicemen who returned from the WWI battlelines. Alfred was just a young man when he was injured and shipped home from France. Neither honoured as a returned soldier or offered government support afforded to non-Indigenous servicemen, Alfred took up a solitary life walking the back roads - billy tied to his swag, finding work where he could. Rachel Bin Salleh's poignant narrative opens our hearts to the sacrifice and contribution that Indigenous people have made to Australia's war efforts, the true extent of which is only now being revealed
Notes Illustrations on endpapers
Audience For primary school age
Subject Great Britain. Army. Australian and New Zealand Army Corps -- Juvenile fiction.
Aboriginal Australian soldiers -- Juvenile fiction
Aboriginal Australians -- Juvenile fiction.
Australian fiction.
Children's stories.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Participation, Australian -- Juvenile fiction.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Participation, Aboriginal Australian -- Juvenile fiction
World War, 1914-1918 -- Australia -- Juvenile fiction.
Australia -- Armed Forces -- Aboriginal Australians -- Juvenile fiction.
Genre/Form Picture books.
Author Fry, Samantha, illustrator
ISBN 9781925360608