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The Unknown Australian Soldier

The Unknown Australian Soldier.

My time switch story enables Laura and her brother Brent to travel back in time with the Unknown Australian Soldier after the reburial ceremony in Canberra to visit the battlefields of Gallipoli and France. Rather than a book of memories the children are confronted with real events.The Unknown Australian Soldier

The then Prime Minister Paul Keating's eulogy for the reburial of the Unknown Australian Soldier in Canberra on 11th November 1993 inspired me to carefully research significant aspects of the war to write this story. Canberra based artist Anne Langridge submitted a unique idea for illustrations by overlaying water colour paintings on the original black and white photographs from the Australian War Memorial archives.

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