Darryl R Dymock
Publication date: 1 September 2016
Former Chalkie, Darryl Dymock’s book, The Chalkies: Educating an army for independence, will be published on 1st September.
The book draws on the recollections of 73 ex-members of the Royal Australian Army Educational Corps (‘Chalkies’) and a number of accompanying wives who responded to an online survey Darryl undertook survey last year, as well as on archival and historical sources, to tell the story of the Nasho Chalkies in PNG 1966 to 1973.
As the back cover blurb says, it’s about the good, the bad and the unexpected, from the time of conscription, through the challenges of recruit training and vagaries of corps postings, to the varied experiences of PNG, and the return (or not) to civilian life.
An educational scheme which for magnitude, scope, intensity and enlightenment is without parallel in military history ~ Brigadier Ernest Gould
Dr Dymock has contributed substantially to Australia’s proud history of military service to Papua New Guinea and its people. … My thanks and congratulations for a job well and proudly done.
~ Major General the Honourable Michael Jeffery AC, AO (Mil), CVO, MC (Retd)
You can order the book from Avid Bookshop, Brisbane at a special pre-publication price.
The Chalkies: Educating an army for independence
Darryl R Dymock
Australian Scholarly Publishing
Publication date: 1st September 2016
Pre-publication offer: $35 if ordered from Avid Bookshop, Brisbane, by 31st August 2016 (RRP: $39.95)
Avid Bookshop, 193 Boundary St, West End Qld 4101
or call (07) 3846 3422