Free Shipping on Order Over $90
AfterPay Available
A Little America in Western Australia

A Little America in Western Australia

The US Naval Communication Station at North West Cape and the Founding of Exmouth

by Anthony Barker and Michael Ondaatje
Paperback
Publication Date: 01/07/2015
14%
OFF
RRP  $45.00 $38.95
In 1963, the first US defence facility on Australian soil was established - the US Naval Communication Station at North West Cape in Western Australia.


In the context of America's Cold War struggle against communism, North West Cape's primary function was to communicate with the US fleet serving in the Indian and Western Pacific Oceans, in particular nuclear missile submarines - the United States Navy's most powerful deterrent force. Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, the US Naval Communication Station at North West Cape in Western Australia came to be viewed as one of the most important outposts of US defence.

In this important and long-overdue history, Ondaatje and Barker pursue the numerous implications that North West Cape had for Australia-US relations, Australian politics and its impact upon the social landscape of Western Australia.
ISBN:
9781742586854
9781742586854
Category:
Military history
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
01-07-2015
Publisher:
UWA Publishing
Country of origin:
Australia
Pages:
350
Dimensions (mm):
234x153mm
Weight:
0.6kg

This title is in stock with our Australian supplier and arrives at our Sydney warehouse within 7-10 working days of you placing an order.

Once received into our warehouse we will despatch it to you with a Shipping Notification which includes online tracking.

Please check the estimated delivery times below for your region, for after your order is despatched from our warehouse:

ACT Metro 2 working days

NSW Metro 2 working days 

NSW Rural 2-3 working days

NSW Remote 2-5 working days

NT Metro 3-6 working days

NT Remote 4-10 working days

QLD Metro 2-4 working days

QLD Rural 2-5 working days

QLD Remote 2-7 working days

SA Metro 2-5 working days

SA Rural 3-6 working days

SA Remote 3-7 working days

TAS Metro 3-6 working days

TAS Rural 3-6 working days

VIC Metro 2-3 working days

VIC Rural 2-4 working days

VIC Remote 2-5 working days

WA Metro 3-6 working days

WA Rural 4-8 working days

WA Remote 4-12 working days

Customer Reviews

Be the first to review A Little America in Western Australia.