- Jack of Hearts QX11594
Jack of Hearts QX11594
* Warning: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander readers are advised that deceased people are represented throughout this publication.*
'It has been over 100 years since our father was born, 80 years since Father enlisted in the AIF, and over 60 years since he died. How do we go beyond what we knew from our Mother’s stories of him? The past, present and future need to be spoken about and shared.' Jackie Huggins.
Born an only child in North Queensland, Jack Huggins had an idyllic childhood in Ayr, where his family somehow escaped the harsh Queensland government treatment of First Nations peoples. His father served in the army during the First World War and Jack followed in his footsteps, serving in the Second World War. He was captured by the Japanese in Singapore and spent much of the war on the notorious Burma-Thailand railway.
An affectionate portrait and a moving account of courage in wartime, Jack of Hearts QX11594 offers insights into love, loss and the need to understand one man’s journey, as seen through the eyes of his children.
Details: Biography/True story, published 2022.
Format: Soft cover, 208 pages.
Dimensions: 21.0 cm (h) x 15.0 cm (w) / 200 grams.