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OCA launches second memorial book, From the Outback they Came, in Farina

The OCA was in Farina recently to launch its second historical record, From the Outback they Came: Stories from the Outback to the Battlefront, with historian John Mannion

The launch was held in conjunction with a ceremony to honour the late Lieutenant John Bell from Farina who died in action on 18 June 1940.

The book is an abridged version of the OCA's memorial book, From the Outback to the Battlefront, which was launched last year, and captures the stories of those Outback people who, like Lt John Bell, answered the call from their country in its greatest time of need.

Following the launch, some attendees donned their sporting attire for the annual Farina cricket match at the F.C.G. while others provided support from the boundary line.

If you'd like to arrange your copy, please call the OCA office on 8648 5970 or via email to