In 2014, to their enduring credit, some children of World War II veterans who were allocated sheep or dairy farms on King Island under the Tasmanian soldier settlement scheme, decided to get together and publish a book about their respective experiences while growing up on their parents’ farm. So far, the editors, Peter Cooper and Sonia (Lumsden) Louis, have received sufficient contributions to publish two editions of the book entitled “King Island, the Soldier Settlers Kids Stories”. The first edition was published last year and the second edition is being published this month (April 2018) and will be launched on Anzac Day at Currie, King Island.
This story (accessed by the link below – 260KB) is my contribution to the second volume of the book by the “KISS Kids”.
Does anyone else have a story of their childhood they would like to share with us?