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Delve into some of Australian history's most baffling mysteries!

In March 1942, an aircraft prepares for a desperate midnight escape, taking refugees to safety in Australia. Just before take-off, the pilot is entrusted with a mysterious, wax-sealed package.But when the plane is shot down by the enemy and crash lands on the Kimberley coast, the package is forgotten. Until someone stumbles across the find of a lifetime . . .


This book recounts the tale of one of Australia's great mysteries, delivering history in an exciting way for young readers. Sticking closely to known historical facts, Greenwood's lively and engaging prose will have children wanting to know more.

Troy Lennon, Daily Telegraph

History buffs will not want to miss out on a new series from Australian author Mark Greenwood.

Sunday Mail, Adelaide

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback


    January 30, 2017


    96 pages

    RRP $12.99

    Online retailers

    • Abbey's Bookshop
    • Angus & Robertson Bookworld
    • Booktopia
    • Boomerang Books
    • Collins Booksellers
    • Dymocks
    • Books Kinokuniya
    • The Nile
    • QBD
    • Readings
    • Robinsons Bookshop

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

  • EBook


    January 30, 2017

    Penguin eBooks (AU YR)

    Online retailers

    • iBooks
    • Amazon Kindle
    • Booktopia
    • eBooks
    • Google Play
    • Kobo

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

Awards and Recognition

  • Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards
    8–10 Years

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History Mysteries: Lasseter's Gold
History Mysteries: The Lost Explorer


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