I would like to thank the very helpful staff of the Campbelltown City Library, Camden Museum, the National Archives of Australia and the Australian War Memorial for their valuable services and resources, a major component of the research for this book. Mr Russell Matheson, Federal Member for Macarthur, and the Veteran’s Recreation Centre for the opportunity to produce this work; and in organising applications and correspondence with the Grant Program heads. The townspeople of the Macarthur area, whom over the years have kept alive the memory of the many inspirational local service men and women. Finally I would like to thank family and friends for their support, but most of all, my husband, Benjamin. Without your unyielding advice, care and effort, this book would not have been possible.
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Cover illustration by Ben Hokin
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