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Shoehorn Sonata

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Shoehorn Sonata - John Misto  Icon
Call Number: A822 MIS
Publication Date: 1996
In 1945 Sheila and Bridie were freed from a Japanese POW camp. Now after a half-century separation, the filming of a TV documentary forces them to relive the past. Woven into their fifty years of separation are a shoe-horn and the threads of loyalty and love which form their 'uncommon bond' (2 acts, 2 women).


Shoe Horn Sonata - Launch video

This short promotional film features John Misto talking about his award winning play THE SHOE-HORN SONATA and also features Vera Rado, one of the survivors from the camps talking about her experiences. Clips from the play feature Maggie Kirkpatrick (the original Bridie) and Belinda Giblin, who starred in the celebrated 2005 revival tour of Australia


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John Misto's play

The Shoe-Horn Sonata

A clip of John Misto's award winning play as presented by Scrapbooks Productions at Stoke Rep (UK) 2005 featuring Diana Halstead as Bridie Cartwright.

The Shoe-Horn Sonata 2

The Shoe-Horn Sonata 3

Distinctively Visual - 'The Shoe-Horn Sonata'

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Vivian Bullwinkel

Studio portrait of Staff Nurse Vivian Bullwinkel, Australian Army Nursing Service (AANS), in service dress uniform. Bullwinkel is well known as the sole survivor of the infamous Banka Island massacre in which 21 of her AANS colleagues were killed by Japanese troops. 
This image is available from the Collection Database of the Australian War Memorial under the ID Number: P03960.001 This image is in the Public Domain.

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War in the South Pacific


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