Christine Helliwell: Borneo Part 2

Posted on: Mon 2 Jan 2023

Christine Helliwell told the Canberra Times Newspaper: “I’m a most unlikely author of a book about war – I’ve been an anti-war activist for most of my life.

Multi award winning author, Anthropologist Christine Helliwell chats with us about her experiences living among and researching Borneo’s Indigenous Dayak people and her interest in Australia’s WWII Z Special Unit, the subject of her latest book SEMUT.

Interviewer Helen Meyer

Image: Dr Christine Helliwell flew to Adelaide to meet with 95yo Jack Tredrea, who at the time was the oldest remaining Z Special veteran. Jack died in 2018. Photo provided by C Helliwell and used with permission

Publisher Penguin Random House Australia

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