Olof's Suitcase

Olof's Suitcase

Lasseter's Reef Mystery Solved

by Chris Clark

Publication Date: 01/03/2015

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Lasseter's Reef mystery solved In 1930 Swedish immigrant Olof Johanson became the mystery man in the controversial and ultimately tragic attempt to find Lasseter's 'lost' gold reef in Central Australia. His role and what became of him remained unknown for over 80 years, until Melbourne film-maker Luke Walker began researching his 2012 documentary Lasseter's Bones. After Luke Walker contacted Olof's Australian-born daughter Alvhild, the story finally began to unfold, just in time. In 2013 Alvhild Johanson died. A year later, two of Alvhild's sons traveled to Sweden to visit their grandfather's grave and meet surviving members of his family. They were given the suitcase that Olof carried with him when he returned home 65 years earlier, along with a unique collection of photographs which recorded the 35 years Olof spent in Australia. The puzzle was now complete.
ISBN:
9780994232304
9780994232304
Category:
Travel & holiday
Publication Date:
01-03-2015
Language:
English
Publisher:
Barrallier Books Pty Limited
Country of origin:
Australia
Chris Clark

Chris Clark graduated from the Royal Military College 1972 and served in the Australian Army Intelligence Corps until 1979. Following this he worked in the Departments of Defence, Foreign Affairs, and Prime Minister and Cabinet.

After writing commissioned histories for six years, during which time he completed a PhD at the Australian Defence Force Academy, he worked at the Australian National University and the Australian War Memorial.

From 2004, until he retired nine years later, he was RAAF Historian and Head of the Office of Air Force History. He has written extensively on aspects of Australian defence over many years in a variety of publications as sole author, contributor and editor.

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