Marching as to War (2nd edition 2011)


An eloquent and evocative autobiographical account of growing up in Australia between the two World Wars. The book describes life in Australia at that time, the influences of family, school and the Great Depression, as well as an exploration of the attitudes that led young Australians to support England in World War II.
This Burgewood Books edition contains photos, belonging to the author and his family, that illustrate the era and the events in the book.

The first edition of Marching as to War was the winner of the Fellowship of Australian Writers (Vic) Christina Stead Award in 1990 and commended in the same year for the Fellowship of Australian Writers (Vic) Herb Thomas Award for biography, autobiography or memoir.

Paperback, 198 pages, 16 pages of photographs, endnotes.

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Gallery: the author’s grandparents and family, circa 1900.

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