He's not coming home
This is a story of love, loss and discovery in Rabaul during the Second World War. Gillian Nikakis’s parents met and married in the 1930s in colonial Rabaul, New Guinea. Life for expats was exotic, glamorous and sometimes dangerous. Shortly before the Japanese invasion in 1942, Gillian’s mother Tick was evacuated to Australia with her two small children, along with hundreds of others. Her father Bill was interned by the Japanese and was never seen again. Gillian describes her lifelong search for knowledge about her father, a man she barely remembers. As she follows his trail, she discovers more and more layers to the untold story of what actually happened in Rabaul - including the fate of the prisoners on the Montevideo Maru. Soft cover, photographs, 256 pages.