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The Resource Born on Anzac Day, Ric Teague

Born on Anzac Day, Ric Teague

Label
Born on Anzac Day
Title
Born on Anzac Day
Statement of responsibility
Ric Teague
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The story of Vietnam veteran Allan 'Aldy' Aldenhoven, born in Darwin, Australia. His mother was of "The Stolen Generation" - Aboriginal children removed from their families and place in institutions. and his father a descendant of German settlers. Grew up in Adelaide, and was conscripted to fight in the Vietnam War. He was with the 7 RAR where his fighting spirit was legendary. Upon his return Aldy became a professional boxer, a star in TV "Ringside" and the Australian Welterweight Boxing Champion. He was a friend of Aussie rock and music stars. He was a larrikin, loving his fame and notoriety. The treatment meted out to Vietnam veterans angered him and he struggled with his war demons and the psychological scars they inflicted. He became involved in a world of drug dealers, gangsters and crooked cops. He was part of Adelaide's underworld and was involved in the kidnapping of a heroin dealer in a plan hatched by rogue South Australian police. Shortly after he died under mysterious circumstances. He was 30. A short, eventful life, with bursts of glory and a squalid ending, one of the many Vietnam veterans who found civilian life, the denigration of their service, and their memories hard to manage. Anzac stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps and is of especial significance to Australians. Originally it was applied only to the troops who stormed the beaches of Gallipoli in 1915 in World War 1. It became a generic term for an Australian fighting soldier, and they are honoured every year on the anniversary of the Gallipoli landings, 25 April
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Teague, Ric
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Aldenhoven, Allan
  • Gangsters
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Boxers (Sports)
  • Organized crime
  • Veterans
Target audience
adult
Label
Born on Anzac Day, Ric Teague
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Control code
40599395
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
312 pages
Isbn
9781925078473
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), maps, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 40599395
  • (Sirsi) 40599395
Label
Born on Anzac Day, Ric Teague
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Control code
40599395
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
312 pages
Isbn
9781925078473
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), maps, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 40599395
  • (Sirsi) 40599395

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