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Marsupial Outlaws and Other Rebels of Australia's War in Vietnam
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Published: August 2021
For Ages: Secondary
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Category: History / History: Wars
Published By: Allen and Unwin
Published: 03-Aug-2021
Format: Paperback, 272 pages, 270X180MM
ISBN: 9781760631475
Stock Code: 0631475
Product Description
Why would a wombat be registered for war?
It's 1965, and an old Tattersalls barrel starts rolling marbles to randomly conscript young Australian men to fight in the war in Vietnam. Melbourne housewife Jean McLean is outraged, as are her artist friends Clif and Marlene Pugh, who live in the country with their wombat, Hooper.
Determined to wreck the system, Jean forms the Save Our Sons movement's Victorian branch, and she and her supporters take to the streets to protest. Meanwhile, in the small country town of Katunga, Bill Cantwell joins the Australian Army, and in Saigon, young Mai Ho is writing letters to South Vietnamese soldiers from her school desk. And when Hooper's call-up papers arrive, he mysteriously goes underground...


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