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Governor's deep analysis of battle for australia

Capturing Asia The Governor of Western Australia, His Excellency Malcolm McCusker has given an in-depth analysis of Bob Wurth latest book at its launch at Curtin University in Perth. Click on the heading above.

THE STORY OF THE WRITING OF CAPTURING ASIA; PORK CHOPS AND BATTLESHIPS

The stories behind Bob Wurth's book Capturing Asia and the foreign correspondents who told their stories.

Military Historians War on the Anzac Legend - Quadrant

The Canberra 'elite' are at it again. The Battle for Australia was a myth, just as is the Anzac legend. A writer in Quadrant takes a poke at the

revisionists.

EYEWITNESS TO A LIE: JAPAN'S COMFORT WOMEN

When Philip Williams reported on Japan's 'comfort women', he didn't realise that his cameraman knew much about the subject.

GLAM DAYS OF THE ABC'S 'SAMPAN SET' IN ASIA

Those at home called them the ABC's Sampan Set. It was a term of mild derision. But life wasn't always easy!

ARE THE JAPANESE NO LONGER OUR RELIABLE FRIENDS? Opinion poll...

A Japanese opinion poll has found that a majority of Australians believe that the Japanese are no longer our reliable friends...

ABC AM PROGRAMME: CAMERAMAN HONOURED

The ABC's AM programme on the honouring of Willie Phua at the launch of "Capturing Asia"....

John Curtin library revisits books by bob wurth and david black

David Wylie of the John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library in Perth revisits books about Australia's wartime PM, John Curtin, for the National Year of Reading.

PAUL LOCKYER ON ANOTHER WORLD OF REPORTING

ABC journalist Paul Lockyer wrote on cameraman and friend Willie Phua and another world of reporting in the 'old days'...

REPORTING INDONESIA:

WARWICK BEUTLER ON HOW WILLIE PHUA COPED ...

Warwick Beutler - ABC correspondent in Jakarta from 1977 to 1980 - tells of working with Willie Phua across a turbulent Indonesia.

THE IMMINENT THREAT OF AN INVASION OF AUSTRALIA

The story of the the real and imminent threat to Australia by Japan in early 1942 ....

 

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