In the Space Behind His Eyes: Donald R Stuart 1913 - 1983: A Biography by Sally Clarke
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Stuart was a son of Julian Stuart, who was imprisoned for his part in the 1891 Queensland Shearers Strike.
Donald left home before his 15th birthday to join others looking for work in the 1930s great depression. He to Northern Australia, he worked as a stockman, prospector and a variety of bush callings.
The North West's harsh conditions strengthened him for the hardships he suffered in WWII when as a machine gunner he fought in the Middle East and survived 3 1/2 years as a prisoner of the Japanese including a time on the infamous Burma Thailand Railway.
Stuart wrote 11 novels and many short pieces, calling upon his experience to evoke a particular period in Australian history.