The survivors of the Great Emu War quickly learned that defeat, like victory, is often illusory. One man's entrenching tool becomes the other man's pick and the great plains of the wheat belt conceal veins of a richer metal. The story explodes into the multi-faceted journey for each of the participants - carefully watched by the Aboriginal farmhands for whom defeat was never an illusion. There are many telling insights in this tale - a gripping yarn.

James Mort

‘The Great Emu War of 1932 was a mad attempt in Western Australia to use the army against a plague of emus giving us the war Australia lost. History becomes the background for a cast of fictional characters whose lives are changed forever by the events. Their forty year journey is a sardonic view of Australia in microcosm and well worth reading. All the most unbelievable aspects are probably completely authentic!

Benjamin Thorn

‘The Great Emu War of 1932 was a mad attempt in Western Australia to use the army against a plague of emus giving us the war Australia lost. History becomes the background for a cast of fictional characters whose lives are changed forever by the events. Their forty year journey is a sardonic view of Australia in microcosm and well worth reading. All the most unbelievable aspects are probably completely authentic!

Rosemary Mort

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