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Jackie Huggins and Ngaire Jarro: Jack of Hearts

Fri 9 Sep, 1.30pm

In Jack of Hearts, sisters Jackie Huggins and Ngaire Jarro piece together the remarkable life of their father, Jack Huggins, a First Nations serviceman captured during World War II and forced to work on the notorious Burma-Thailand railway. Speaking with Astrid Edwards (The Garret), the Bidjara and Birri Gubba Juru siblings share insight into their loving biography of a man who rose above the horrors of war and the racism of Australian society, drawing attention to crucial yet underexamined aspects of our history.


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