This book is a work of fiction. A number of well-known historical figures areincorporated, but with the exception of several locals whose real names I have used,all other characters are fictitious. The work camp of Spring Hill is also fictitious and isloosely based on my research of the existing work camps of the time.An Arrow bookPublished by Random House Australia Pty LtdLevel 3, 100 Pacific Highway, North Sydney NSW 2060www.randomhouse.com.auFirst published by Random House Australia 2005This Arrow edition published in 2006, 2007, 2011Copyright © Judy Nunn 2005The moral right of the author has been asserted.All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced or transmitted by anyperson or entity, including internet search engines or retailers, in any form or by anymeans, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying (except under the statutoryexceptions provisions of the Australian
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