Australia Years : The Life of a Nuclear Migrant

Australia Years : The Life of a Nuclear Migrant

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by P. Anna Johnson
     
 

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With the cold war between the United States and the Soviet Union at its height, a young couple migrates from Boston to Australia to escape imminent nuclear war. They are surprised to meet many people in Sydney who had moved from North America and Europe for the same reason. Hundreds, perhaps thousands, had migrated to Australia and New Zealand to find shelter. The

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With the cold war between the United States and the Soviet Union at its height, a young couple migrates from Boston to Australia to escape imminent nuclear war. They are surprised to meet many people in Sydney who had moved from North America and Europe for the same reason. Hundreds, perhaps thousands, had migrated to Australia and New Zealand to find shelter. The Australian press refers to them as "nuclear migrants." AUSTRALIA YEARS reveals a creative young woman's search for a meaningful life in an unfamiliar land. Personal events unfold amidst the beauty of the Australian landscape and the historic backdrop of the civil rights movement, the Vietnam War, and the women's liberation movement.

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ISBN-13:
9781257170555
Publisher:
Lulu.com
Publication date:
08/08/2011
Sold by:
LULU PRESS
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
5 MB

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AUSTRALIA YEARS The Life of a Nuclear Migrant 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
LilyA More than 1 year ago
Once, while stranded for many months away from home and suffering from loneliness, I read my way through the biographical section of the small local library. How I wish I would have had the pleasure of coming to know, in that bleak time, P. Anna Johnson through her book Australia Years. The author gives the reader an intimate experience of Australia in the early 1960's. It depicts the life of a young mother breaking free of the 1950's American conservatism and political ignorance. She is self-revealing with a light touch as well as humble, loving and full of wonder at the wider world and her time in history. A lovely, timeless autobiography.