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From the Outback they Came - Stories from the Outback to the Battlefront

The OCA is proud to be launching a coffee table book - 'From the Outback they Came: Stories from the Outback to the Battlefront' - in Farina later this month. The book is an abridged version of the OCA's ANZAC memorial book, 'From the Outback to the Battlefront' which was launched in Blinman last November.

Both books capture the contribution and sacrifice of people who lived and worked in many corners of the South Australian Outback, and how they answered the call from their country in their time of greatest need.

The book will be launched on Sunday, 18 June at Farina. If you are interested in attending or would like to purchase a copy of the book, please contact the OCA office by calling 8648 5970, or via email to

The OCA's Community Development Officer, Mark Shirley, has worked closely with author and historian John Mannion to make this book a reality. Many thanks to all who contributed their time, efforts and historical knowledge to ensure this record honours the many people who lived and worked in the Outback, and served our country.