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Up the Dusty Track

Booth, Norman W. (2003). Up the Dusty Track. Darwin, N.T.: Charles Darwin University Press (CDU Press).

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Author Booth, Norman W.
Title Up the Dusty Track
Place of Publication Darwin, N.T.
Publisher Charles Darwin University Press (CDU Press)
Publication Year 2003
ISBN 9781876248734   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Total Pages 195
Language English
Field of Research 1999 - Other Studies in Creative Arts and Writing
Abstract Australian war novel with a difference (WWII), a race against time to carry troops and supplies to the North as seen through the eyes of a hard-bitten lot of characters forming part of the convoy up the rapidly constructed track from Alice Springs to Larrimah. In February 1942, with the bombing of Darwin by the Japanese, Australians at last awoke to the peril that was menacing them. This novel tells the story of the grim challenging position in the early months of 1942, when Sergeant Sandy Duncan and his men drove their crazy trucks 'Up the Dusty Track'. The story revolves around Sergeant Duncan, who is responsible for keeping the convoy running. He faces numerous difficulties, from the shortages of tyres and equipment, to dealing with the diverse individuals who form part of the platoon. Their exploits and the resolution of personal conflicts are a principal part of the story of Duncan's convoy.
Keyword History
Northen Australia
World War Two
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