The Bloke From Yarraloola


A stirring read, indeed at times a gripping thriller, about a true-blue Australian. The central character, “Rusty” Paxton, grows up on a coastal New South Wales farm in the 1950s.

He becomes involved in an array of unusual experiences such as capture by pirates of the Sulu Sea and service as a Prison Officer. He serves in Vietnam as an Australian infantryman at the Battle of Coral; is wounded but continues serving. He later travels and faces challenges posed by immigration in so many parts of the world.

The author is a well-established researcher and writer of nine books, genres include aspects of Australian military history, especially on the World War 2 prisoners-of-war sent into captivity on Borneo.

  • Specs:
    240x170mm, 180 pages, Paperback
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  • Author:
    Kevin Smith

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