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Underground: Marsupial Outlaws and Other Rebels of Australia's War in Vietnam

Underground: Marsupial Outlaws and Other Rebels of Australia's War in Vietnam (Paperback)

By Burton, Mirranda

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Why would a wombat be registered for war? It's 1965, and an old Tattersalls barrel starts rolling marbles to randomly conscript young Australian men to fight in the war in Vietnam. Melbourne housewife Jean McLean is outraged, as are her artist friends Clif and Marlene Pugh, who l...ive in the country with their wombat, Hooper. Determined to wreck the system, Jean forms the Save Our Sons movement's Victorian branch, and she and her supporters take to the streets to protest. Meanwhile, in the small country town of Katunga, Bill Cantwell joins the Australian Army, and in Saigon, young Mai Ho is writing letters to South Vietnamese soldiers from her school desk. And when Hooper's call-up papers arrive, he mysteriously goes underground... As these stories intersect in unexpected ways and destinies entwine, a new world gradually emerges - a world in which bridges of understanding make more sense than war. This stunning graphic novel, full of empathy, courage and resistance, is based on true events. 'Every drawing reflects a Vietnamese history era in which I grew up and witnessed the war. I cannot thank you enough for this memory.' MAI HO 'I wish I had this growing up. It's incredibly informative. Stories like this are severely lacking, and for an Australian audience, I think it will be revelatory.' MATT HUYNH
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ISBN 9781760631475
Published NZ 3 Aug 2021
Publisher Allen & Unwin
Format Paperback
999 In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days

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ISBN-13 9781760631475
Stock Available
Status In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Allen & Unwin
Imprint Allen & Unwin Children's Books
Published 3 Aug 2021
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Burton, Mirranda
Category Graphic Novels
Asian history: Vietnam War
American history: Vietnam War
Military History
Battles & Campaigns
Number of Pages 272
Dimensions Width: 180mm
Height: 270mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight 966g
Interest Age 14+ years
Reading Age 14+ years
NBS Text Graphic Novels: Non-fiction & Literary
ONIX Text General/trade;Young adult