A Christmas Card in April: Station Life on the Palmer River in the 1940s and 1950s
Department of History and Politics, James Cook University of North Queensland, 1990 - Palmer River Region (Qld.) - 141 pages
Edited memoirs of Eric and Thelma Martel and their life on a cattle station in the Palmer River area on the Cape York Peninsula. TSomewhere in Australia where the mail is always late / and a Christmas card in April is considered up to date ...'. No. 5 in the series TRecords of North Queensland History'.
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