Betty Jeffrey

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Agnes Betty Jeffrey, OAM (14 May 1908 – 13 September 2000) was a nurse in the 2/10th Australian General Hospital during World War II; she was taken captive by the Japanese Imperial Army and interned in the Dutch East Indies. She later wrote about her experiences in the book White Coolies, which partially inspired the film Paradise Road and the 1955 Australian radio series White Coolies .[1] Missionary Margaret Dryburgh was a fellow internee with Jeffrey.


Fellow internees[edit]

Whilst in captivity, some notable fellow internees included:


  1. ^ "White Coolies Radio Series". Retrieved 2011-10-19. 

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