Christine Helliwell: BORNEO WW2
Posted on: Mon 19 Dec 2022
From the ANU War Studies Seminar Series Presentation
Winner of the Les Carlyon Literary Prize and the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards Australian History Prize. First Runner Up for Templer Medal Book Prize (UK). Shortlisted for the NSW Premier’s Australian History Prize, the ACT Notable Book Awards, and the Reid Prize. Incredible acknowledgement for Anthropologist, Academic, Author Christine Helliwell’s new book SEMUT.
For months at a time through a period of nearly 40 years, Christine lived among and researched Borneo’s Indigenous Dayak people. This lead on to an interest in the secret operations conducted by SRD (known as Z Special Unit), and the writing of Christine’s highly acclaimed book SEMUT.
SEMUT by Christine Helliwell is published by Penguin Random House Australia