New book documents stories of Mt Sturgeon soldier settlement at Dunkeld

By Jenny McLaren
Updated April 8 2022 - 8:54am, first published 1:00am
Good times: Soldier settlement families during shearing season at Bill Gordon's Padua property in 1951. This picture is in the new book by Peterborough military historian, author James Affleck.

After the deprivations of life as a Japanese prisoner of war on the forced labour gangs of the Burma Railway, Henry Leech couldn't believe his luck when his application for a soldier settler's block at Mt Sturgeon was approved.

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