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The diamond Dakota mystery / Juliet Wills with Marianne van Velzen.

By: Wills, Juliet.
Contributor(s): Velzen, Marianne van | Velzen, Marianne van [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Crows Nest, NSW : Allen & Unwin, 2006Description: xviii, 222 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations, map, portraits ; 21 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781741147452; 174114745X (pbk.).Subject(s): Palmer, Jack | Larceny -- Australia -- Carnot Bay (W.A.) | Diamonds -- Australia -- Carnot Bay (W.A.) | World War, 1939-1945 -- Australia -- Broome (W.A.) -- Aerial operations, Japanese | Aeroplane crash survival -- Australia -- Carnot Bay (W.A.) | Shipwreck survival -- Australia -- Carnot Bay (W.A.) | Survival -- Australia -- Carnot Bay (W.A.) | Survival at sea -- Australia -- Carnot Bay (W.A.) | Wilderness survival -- Australia -- Carnot Bay (W.A.) | Jewel thieves -- Australia -- Carnot Bay (W.A.) | World War, 1939-1945 -- Australia -- Broome (W.A.) | World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, Japanese | Larceny -- Australia -- Beagle Bay (W.A.) | World War, 1939-1945 -- Western Australia -- Broome (W.A.) -- Aerial operations, JapaneseDDC classification: 364.162 Subject: It's March 1942, and one of the last planes out of Java is about to wing terrified Dutch refugees away from the advancing Japanese. At the last minute, a mysterious brown paper package is thrown to its pilot. An extraordinary true story of war-time daring and a million pounds worth of diamonds.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

An extraordinary but true war-time tale of daring, mystery, luck and in excess of twenty million dollars worth of diamonds, and how they were lost, found and lost again.

Includes bibliography (p.215-219).

It's March 1942, and one of the last planes out of Java is about to wing terrified Dutch refugees away from the advancing Japanese. At the last minute, a mysterious brown paper package is thrown to its pilot. An extraordinary true story of war-time daring and a million pounds worth of diamonds.

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Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Preface
  • Part 1 Flight, death and survival
  • Chapter 1 Evacuation
  • Chapter 2 The air raid on Broome
  • Chapter 3 Shot down over Carnot Bay
  • Chapter 4 The Japanese strike again
  • Chapter 5 Survival
  • Chapter 6 Beagle Bay rescue
  • Chapter 7 Where are the diamonds?
  • Part 2 Diamonds galore
  • Chapter 8 The old pearler
  • Chapter 9 The beachcomber
  • Chapter 10 The beachcomber's cache
  • Chapter 11 An attack of conscience?
  • Chapter 12 The trial
  • Chapter 13 Diamond fever
  • Epilogue
  • Bibliography