|Born||14 May 1908|
|Died||13 September 2000|
Agnes Betty Jeffrey, OAM (14 May 1908 – 13 September 2000) was a writer who wrote about her WWII nursing experiences in the book White Coolies.
Jeffrey 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 . Missionary Margaret Dryburgh was a fellow internee with Jeffrey.
Whilst in captivity, some notable fellow internees included:
- "White Coolies Radio Series". Retrieved 2011-10-19.
- Shaw, Ian W. (2010). On Radji Beach. Sydney, NSW: Pan Macmillan Australia. ISBN 978-1-4050-4024-2. OCLC 610570783.}
- Biography of Betty Jeffrey
- "Betty Jeffrey". The Times. London. 5 October 2000. Retrieved 2009-10-13.
- Hutchinson, Garrie (2005). Eyewitness: Australians write from the front-line. Black Inc. p. 165. ISBN 978-1-86395-166-1. Retrieved 2009-10-13.
- Kizilos, Kathy (30 September 1981). "Prisoners of time survive as friends". The Age. p. 24. Retrieved 2009-10-13.[dead link]
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