Behind the lines on the Markham Track

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McLaren, John (2001) Behind the lines on the Markham Track. UNSPECIFIED. (Unpublished)


Contains a paper on Stephen Murray-Smith, an academic, editor of the left-wing literary journal Overland and a public intellectual. The paper portrays his time serving as a commando in New Guinea during the war, highlighting one military episode in which he trekked along the Markham Trail, north of Lae in the New Guinea jungle. Murray-Smith's nightmare trek is broken when his section runs into survivors from a Japanese attack on a camp ahead of them, and he is sent back. By the end of the day he and his companions had walked steadily for ten or twelve hours, covering about thirty miles.

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Item type Other
Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 2103 Historical Studies
Current > Collections > McLaren Papers
Keywords war diaries, Australian Imperial Force, World War 2, writing, editors, MCLAREN-BOXD16-DOC1
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