Put the Billy On: Growing Up in Queensland's Gulf Country

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ReadHowYouWant.com, Dec 18, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 328 pages
Put the Billy On gives us insights into what it was like to grow up in Australia in the 1930s and 40s. The story is mixed with undertones of delightful humour and fading innocence. Historical events, such as the lead up Glass House Books A to World War II, are artfully compared to the tensions in the speaker's own life. Ann Jones invites us to reflect on how far we've come, and the precious things that may have been lost on the way.
 

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Contents

Are We There Yet?
1
The Awakening
11
Walkabout Time
19
Morning in All Her Glory
27
Running a Banker
34
The Killer
53
A Quid on the Nose
73
A Sheer Piece of Luck
88
Just in Case
174
A Summer Afternoon
185
Flour in the Weevils
194
Captain and a PintSized Pony
208
A World at War
224
The Mission Girl
249
A Year in Burketown
266
The Way It Was
301

A Wingwong for a Gooses Bridle
142
Taking the Bait
154
War on the Home Front
161
Other ProseIP
311
Back Cover Material
312
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