Greenmount, WA : Valerie Everett for Katharine Susannah Prichard Foundation Incorporated| April 2015.
Never before compiled history of WA's most significent World War I training camp.
The book is a commemoration of the Australian soldiers and a detailed social history of the Greenmount training camp. It argues that Blackboy Hill training was instrumental in installing the indefatigable strength and spirit of the Anzac soldiers that ultimately won the Great War.
Each chapter was researched, written and edited by KSP (Katharine Susannah Prichard) members. Students from Greenmount Primary School also contributed significantly to the Blackboy Hill soldier profiles.
"Nestled in the rolling hills of Greenmount, Western Australia, Blackboy Hill was the site where over 32,000 recruits were moulded into fighting soldiers destined for the Great War. This book joins former recruits on their journey through Camp training with touching and amusing tales of marching, drills, daily life, camp folklore and sufferance through countless bowls of dreary stew. Written by a team from the Katharine Susannah Prichard Writers' Centre, this book commemorates the Anzac Centenary and role that Blackboy Hill played as the birthplace of the Australian Imperial Force in Western Australia." - Back cover.
Launched to commemorate the Anzac Centenary in 2015, also to mark the 30th Anniversary of the KSP Writers' Centre.
"KSP Writers' Centre, 30th Anniversary, 1985-2015".
Includes bibliographical references.
1. An overview : Blackboy Hill training camp
2. Early history of Blackboy Hill: Whadjuk Booja
3. The first contingent
4. Training and expenditionary force
5. Feeding an army
6. Battalions and reinforcements: life at Blackboy Hill
7. Medical corps: unsung heroes
8. Camp Chronicle: the best weekly in the West
9. The YMCA: the special friend of the soldiers
11. Women behind the men
13. Soldiers" personal stories
14. Soldier profiles
15. The power of poetry
16. Victoria Cross recipients: the bravest of Blackboy Hill
Project team biographies
221 pages,  page : illustrations, portraits, maps, facsimiles ; 21 cm. x 30 cm.
Dewey Call Number
Museum Call Number
0992502934 (Trade Paper)
Soldiers -- Western Australia -- Blackboy Hill.
Military training camps -- Western Australia.
Blackboy Hill Training Camp (W.A) -- History.
Australia. Australian Army. Blackboy Hill Training Camp (1914-1918)
Blackboy Hill Training Camp (W.A.) -- History.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Western Australia -- Blackboy Hill.
Military training camps -- Western Australia -- Blackboy Hill -- History.
Soldiers -- Training of -- Western Australia.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Anniversaries, etc -- Western Australia -- Blackboy Hill.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Biography.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, Australian.
Military training camps -- Australia -- Blackboy Hill (W.A.) -- History.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Participation, Australian -- Biography.
Blackboy Hill (W.A.) -- History.
Blackboy Hill (W.A.) -- History, Military.
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