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Our Fathers Cleared the Bush: Remembering Eyre Peninsula by Jill Roe Wakefield, 2016, 249 pages, $29.95 ____________________________________________ You’ll Be Sorry: How World War II Changed Women’s Lives by Ann Howard Big Sky, 2016, 368 pages, $29.99 _________________________________________ The Eyre Peninsula, a vast plain of golden grain, golden fleece, golden grass, scrub, and not many people, is one of Australia’s less glamorous destinations, but unlike some who have reached the top, academic historian Jill Roe presents her rural homeland with affection. She likes the undistinguished scenery, the people—many of them her friends and relations—and the solid industriousness. Our Fathers Cleared the…

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