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World War II was hard on the town of Broome in Western Australia. The threat of Japanese bombs meant that Indigenous townspeople were shifted out to Beagle Bay Mission and Lombadina, communities located around 120 km up the coast. But a chance breakdown of the mail truck between these two communities opened an opportunity for a young man named Joe Rock to walk the mail instead. And with the mail on his back and the sand between his toes, he started to walk along the old corrugated road. From the Message Stick series.

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ABC TV Indigenous Programs Unit


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