In order to get more accurate results, our search has the following Google-Type search functionality:
If you use '+' in front of a word, then that word will be present in the search results.
ex: Harry +Potter will return results with the word 'Potter'.
If you use '-' in front of a word, then that word will be absent in the search results.
ex: Harry -Potter will return results without the word 'Potter'.
If you use 'AND' between two words, then both of those words will be present in the search results.
ex: Harry AND Potter will return results with both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
If you use 'OR' between two words, then bth of those words may or may not be present in the search results.
ex: Harry OR Potter will return results with just 'Harry', results with just 'Potter' and results with both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
If you use 'NOT' before a word, then that word will be absent in the search results.
ex: Harry NOT Potter will return results without the word 'Potter'.
Placing '""' around words will perform a phrase search. The search results will contain those words in that order.
ex: "Harry Potter" will return any results with 'Harry Potter' in them, but not 'Potter Harry'.
Using '*' in a word will perform a wildcard search. The '*' signifies any number of characters. Searches can not start with a wildcard.
ex: Pot*er will return results with words starting with 'Pot' and ending in 'er'. In this case, 'Potter' will be a match.
The influx of over 5,000 Indonesian men, women and children into Australia during World War 2 has been largely overlooked. These people were military personnel, merchant sailors, civilians and even political prisoners of the Dutch, all evacuees from the Japanese-occupied Netherlands East Indies. They arrived as subjects of the Dutch colonial empire, and the majority left after the war as rebels, supporting the fledgling Indonesian republic which Soekarno had proclaimed when the Japanese surrendered. This book tells the fascinating story of the Indonesians' engagement with White Australia as they were dispersed to cities and country towns, and of the repercussions when their struggle for independence was supported at grassroots level by their Australian friends; by unionists, particularly the Waterside Workers Federation and Seamen's Union; and eventually by the Chifley Labor Government itself.