The Great Emu War is a fact based fiction.
In 1932 in Western Australia there was a plague of emus, the plague was so great that the Federal Government was pursuaded to send soldiers equipped with machine guns to shoot the emus.

The soldiers find a great deal more than they bargain for and along with the locals are swept into a journey that changes them forever. The forty year sojourn is a sardonic view of Australia in microcosm where the least believable stories are quite likely to be true.

The Great Emu War (e-pub for Android)