World War 11 lead to a great influx of displaced persons arriving in Australia as migrants. Many of these men, women and children spent their first months in camps. Bonegilla, a disused army camp in Victoria, was one of these camps.
Contrary to the opinion that reaching 60 is the end of life, Shirley Patton started a new life as an author.
Atmospheric and intense, this novel captures the turbulent emotional rush of those caught behind the lines of Occupied France.
Australia is a nation of immigrants and many of the people who suffered in Europe in the second world war made new homes here in the 1950's. Some came to the Snowy Mountains Scheme, others came without jobs or homes - this is one immigration story told by a Starts at 60 community member.
'Blood Tree River' by Sarah Barrie is a thrilling read for those who love a little mystery.
"I gave up wearing uncomfortable shoes and clothes, stopped pretending I like parties and avoided going anywhere after dark if I had to drive. I relaxed into who I really am."
Fiona McCallum is the author of 10 novels, all set in Australia. Some are written as part of a series, but all can be enjoyed alone. Now we have the pleasure of meeting the lady behind the stories.
It took more than 50 years after WWII's end for the courage of these Aussie nurses to be officially commemorated.
Following the overwhelming loss of her whole family, Hannah took a journey through the deepest grief into learning to live again. Now it is time to face the last piece of the puzzle.
How easy it is to forget the people who influenced our young lives, even if we didn't know it at the time.