Wednesday, October 17, 2012

White Coolies

Do you remember the radio serial White Coolies?

Then come along to our general meeting this Saturday and hear the story of a POW nurse and survivor of the Bangka Island massacre.

As a captive of the Japanese during World War II, Wilma Oram Young, an Australian nurse, experienced the worst of human brutality: starvation, deprivation and degradation. She went on to become the first female president of the Australian RSL and worked for the rest of her life to relieve suffering for ex-POWs. 

Barbara Angell will speak about her book A Woman’s War: The Life of Wilma Oram Young AM.
Barbara is the author of three other books and an experienced television comedy writer and entertainer.

Visitors are welcome to join us for the meeting and afternoon tea at 2:00 pm on Saturday 20th October in the Ku-ring-gai Library Meeting Rooms, The Old Gordon Public School, 799 Pacific Highway, Gordon (adjacent to the Gordon Library at the corner of Pacific Highway and Park Ave).

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