Writers at Stanton - Peter Phelps
08-Aug-2018 • 1pm
The Bulldog Track - Peter Phelps
March 1942: The world is at war. Too old to fight and with jobs scarce at home, Tom Phelps found work as a carpenter in the goldfields of the New Guinea Highlands. No one expected the Japanese to attack in the Pacific. Then they took the northern cities of New Guinea.
The Bulldog Track is a grandson's story of an ordinary man's war. It is an incredible tale of survival and resilience and the indomitable Aussie spirit.
Peter Phelps is one of Australia's best-loved actors, regularly appearing in film, television and theatre productions. Growing up hearing the family stories about his grandfather's incredible survival in New Guinea during WWII Peter is now, with his father's encouragement, writing a very personal book about Tom Phelps and the other Kokoda Track.