Two Armstrong uncles: letters of Arthur William Armstrong (WWI) &; Oliver John Armstrong (WWII). By Heather R. Mathew

Some 17 years apart in age, brothers Arthur and Jack were casualties of Australia’s involvement in the World Wars of the first half of the 20th century—Arthur in France in the First, Jack in Singapore in the Second.

Heather Mathew never had the opportunity to know these two uncles, her mother’s brothers, but she has sought, by publishing their letters, to bring their short, distant lives into focus.

Two Armstrong Uncles comprises the surviving letters—74 in all—that were so treasured by their sister Etta in a “small, worn, cardboard box tied carefully with string” and numerous associated images together with a biography of each of the uncles written by the author “to place the uncles into the family, to endeavour to make them live” and “to offer context to each collection”.

9781925467031

Penfolk Publishing, 2018

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Some 17 years apart in age, brothers Arthur and Jack were casualties of Australia’s involvement in the World Wars of the first half of the 20th century—Arthur in France in the First, Jack in Singapore in the Second.

Heather Mathew never had the opportunity to know these two uncles, her mother’s brothers, but she has sought, by publishing their letters, to bring their short, distant lives into focus.

Two Armstrong Uncles comprises the surviving letters—74 in all—that were so treasured by their sister Etta in a “small, worn, cardboard box tied carefully with string” and numerous associated images together with a biography of each of the uncles written by the author “to place the uncles into the family, to endeavour to make them live” and “to offer context to each collection”.

9781925467031

Penfolk Publishing, 2018

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Weight .4 kg
Dimensions 16 × 1.4 × 23 cm

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