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For much of the detail in the novels, I owe a debt to the following titles,

whose authors can rest assured that any errors of fact in this book are all mine:



A life in letters, Arthur Conan Doyle, edited by Jon Lellenberg, Daniel Stashower & Charles Foley,

Agent of Peace, Emily Hobhouse and her Courageous Attempt to End the First World War, by Jennifer Hothouse Balme,

And the Band played on, by Robert Holden,

Anthem for Doomed Youth, Poets of the Great War, edited by Lyn Macdonald,

Australians and Egypt, 1914-1919, by Suzanne Brugger,

Australian Light Horse, the Campaign in the Middle East 1916-1918, by Phillip Bradley,

Banjo, the story of the man who wrote Waltzing Matilda, by Paul Terry,

Breaker Morant, the Final Roundup, by Joe West and Roger Roper,

Boys of Australia, words and music by Sergt. J. T. Caves, 1916,

Bully Beef and Balderdash, by Graham Wilson,

Chauvel of the Light Horse, by Alec Hill,

Cobbers, Stories of Gallipoli 1915, by Jim Haynes,

Counterfeit Hero, Fritz Duquesne, Adventurer and Spy, by Art Ronnie,

Desert Boys, by Peter Rees,

Doctor Agnes Bennett, by Cecil & Celia Manson,

Egypt’s Belle Époque, Cairo and the Age of the Hedonists, by Trevor Mostyn,

Frontline Gallipoli, C. E. W. Bean’s diary from the trenches, by Kevin Fewster,

Gallipoli, by Peter Hart,

Gallipoli: Untold stories, by Jonathan King and Michael Bowers,

Hero, the life and Legend of Lawrence of Arabia, by Michael Korda,

HMS Hampshire: a Century of Myths and Mysteries Unravelled, by James Irvine, Andrew Hollinrake et al,

Khaki Crims and Desperadoes, by Russell Robinson,

Kitchener: architect of victory, by George H. Cassar,

Mata Hari: the true story, by Russell Warren Howe, 

Methods of Barbarism: Roberts and Kitchener and civilians in the Boer Republics, January 1900 - May 1902, by S. B. Spies,

More than Bombs and Bandages, by Kirsty Harris,

1916, A Global History, by Keith Jeffery,

Seven Pillars of Wisdom, by T. E. Lawrence,

Signed, Mata Hari, by Yannick Murphy, 

Targeting Civilians in War, by Alexander B. Downes,

10 days of Glory: the Gallipoli pilgrimage 1990, by Harvey Broadbent,

The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle, by A. C. Doyle, 1892,

The Adventures of Arthur Conan Doyle, by Russell Miller,

The Anzacs, Gallipoli to the Western Front, by Peter Pederson,

The Australian Light Horse, by Roland Perry,

The Bushveldt Carbineers and the Pietersburg Light Horse, by Bill Woolmore,

The Citadel of Cairo, by William Lyster,

The Compassionate Englishwoman, Emily Hobhouse in the Boer War, by Robert Eales,

The Desert Column, by Ion Idriess,

The Doctor and the Detective, a Biography of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, by Martin Booth,

The Great Boer War, by A. Conan Doyle, 1900,

The Man who was Greenmantle, a Biography of Aubrey Herbert, by Margaret FitzHerbert,

The Mystery of Lord Kitchener’s Death, by Donald McCormick,

The Other Enemy, Australian soldiers and the military police, by Glenn Wahlert,

The Secrets of the Anzacs, by Raden Dunbar,

The Soldier as Tourist, War: Australia’s Creative Response, by Richard White,

Thomas Henry Ivers, a Sergeant of the Light Horse in Palestine, by Graeme R. Kearsley,

Under Furred Hats, 6th ALH Regt., by Lieut. Geo. L. Berrie, 1919

What to know in Egypt, a guide for Australasian soldiers, by C. E. W. Bean, 1915,

William Peterson diary, Mitchell Library, State Library of NSW,

Your King and Country Need You, by Paul Pelham, W. H. Wallis and Fred Elton, 1914 



Landscapes of change: a history of the South Burnett, by Tony Matthews,


The Kalkadoons, A study of an Aboriginal tribe on the Queensland frontier, by Robert E. M. Armstrong,


In the Kalkadoon Country, the habitat and habits of a Queensland Aboriginal Tribe, by S. E. Pearson


Taming the North, by Sir Hudson Fysh,


Six Australian Battlefields: the black resistance to invasion and the white struggle against colonial oppression, by Al Grasby & Marji Hill,


A dumping ground: Barambah Aboriginal settlement 1900-40, by Thom W. Blake,


Is that you, Ruthie? and Jack’s Story, both by Ruth Hegarty,


The black trackers of Bloemfontein, by David Huggonson,


Gentlemen of Terrace, by T. P. Boland,


The Great Boer War; and The Complete Sherlock Holmes, by A. C. Doyle,


Scapegoats of the Empire, by George R. Witton,


Breaker Morant and the Bushveldt Carbineers, by Arthur Davey,


Shoot straight, you bastards, by Nick Bleszynski,


The Legend of Breaker Morant is Dead and Buried, by Charles Leach,


Kitchener, the Man behind the Legend, by Philip Warner,


The Australian People and the Great War, by Michael McKernan,


Too dark for the Light Horse: Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people in the defence forces, by the Australian War Memorial,


Chauvel of the Light Horse, by Alec Hill,


The History of the 2nd Light Horse Regiment AIF, by G. H. Bourne,


The Brothers Keid, by Cedric Hampson,


The Australian Light Horse, by Roland Perry,


Gallipoli correspondent, the frontline diary of C. E .W. Bean, by Kevin Fewster,


Gallipoli, the Frontline Experience, by Tolga Örnek and Feza Toker,


Mons, Anzac and Kut, by Aubrey Herbert,


The Man who was Greenmantle, a Biography of Aubrey Herbert, by Margaret FitzHerbert,


In their Own Words, Writings from the First World War, by Norma Hempenstall,


The Australian Guerrilla: Sniping; and The Desert Column, both by Ion L. Idriess,


Gallipoli Sniper, by John Hamilton,


The Broken Years, by Bill Gammage,


Gallipoli, by Les Carlyon,


Quinn’s Post: Anzac, Gallipoli, by Peter Stanley,


The Battle for Lone Pine, by David W. Cameron,


The Hunting of Man, by Andy Dougan,


Killing: Misadventures in Violence, by Jeff Sparrow,


Birds Without Wings, by Louis de Bernières,


Crack Hardy: From Gallipoli to Flanders to the Somme, by Stephen Dando-Collins,


The Boys who Came Home, by Harvey Broadbent,


Stories from Gallipoli, by Steve Sailah, Australian Broadcasting Corporation.



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