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              Books by David Dufty

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              Radio Girl: The Story of the Extraordinary Mrs MAC, Pioneering Engineer and Wartime Legend

              Radio Girl: The Story of the Extraordinary Mrs MAC, Pioneering Engineer and Wartime Legend (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Dufty, David

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              As you climbed the rickety stairs of an old woolshed at Sydney harbour in 1944, the sound of beeping would become almost deafening. Rows of men and women in uniforms and headsets would be tapping away vigorously at small machines, under the careful watch of their young female tra...iners. Presiding over the cacophony was a tiny woman, known to everyone as 'Mrs Mac', one of Australia's wartime legends. Violet McKenzie was the first Australian woman to study electrical engineering, and she was a pioneer in the early days of radio. As the clouds of war gathered in the 1930s, she defied conventions and trained young women in Morse code, foreseeing that their services would soon be sorely needed. Always a champion of women, she even persuaded the navy to set up a new defence force for women, the WRANS. Mrs Mac was adored by the thousands of young women and men she trained, and she came to be respected by the defence forces and the public too for her vision and contribution to the war effort. David Dufty brings her inspiring story back to life for readers today. '[An] incredible and inspiring life... Duffy's new biography captures her unwavering dedication in the face of adversity.' - Professor Genevieve Bell, Australian National University 'A cracking story about the famous Australian radio engineer you've never heard of.' - Dick Smith, entrepreneur and philanthropist
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              ISBN 9781760876654
              Published AU 28 Apr 2020
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
              Interest Age General Audience
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              The Secret Code-Breakers of Central Bureau: how Australia's signals-intelligence network shortened the Pacific War

              The Secret Code-Breakers of Central Bureau: how Australia's signals-intelligence network shortened the Pacific War (Hardback)

              By Dufty, David

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              This is a rich historical account of a secret and little-understood side of the war, interwoven with lively personalities and personal stories. It is the story of Australia's version of Bletchley Park, of talented and dedicated individuals who significantly influenced the course ...of the Pacific War.
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              ISBN 9781925322187
              Published AU 19 Jun 2017
              Publisher Scribe Publications
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              Robots that Talk and Listen: Technology and Social Impact
                

              Robots that Talk and Listen: Technology and Social Impact (Hardback)

              Edited by Markowitz, Judith; Contributions by Andrist, Sean; Bugmann, Guido; Connell, Jonathan; Dufty, David

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              The book provides a forward-looking examination of speech and language in robots from technical, functional, and social perspectives.Contributors address cultural foundations as well as the linguistic skills and technical features robots need for engaging in a dialogue.

              ISBN 9781614516033
              Released AU 1 Nov 2014
              Publisher De Gruyter
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              The Secret Code-Breakers of Central Bureau: how Australia's signals-intelligence network helped win the Pacific War
               

              The Secret Code-Breakers of Central Bureau: how Australia's signals-intelligence network helped win the Pacific War (Hardback, Distribution only)

              By Dufty, David

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              A groundbreaking work of Australian military history, The Code-Breakers of Central Bureau tells the story of the country's significant code-breaking and signals-intelligence achievements during the Second World War. It reveals how Australians built a large and sophisticated intel...ligence network from scratch, how Australian code-breakers cracked Japanese army and air force codes, and how the code-breakers played a vital role in the battles of Midway, Milne Bay, the Coral Sea, Hollandia, and Leyte. The book also reveals Australian involvement in the shooting down of Admiral Yamamoto near Bougainville in 1943, and how on 14 August 1945, following Japan's offer of surrender, an Australian intelligence officer established the Allies' first direct radio contact with Japan since the war had begun. This is a rich historical account of a secret and little-understood side of the war, interwoven with lively personalities and personal stories. It is the story of Australia's version of Bletchley Park, of talented and dedicated individuals who significantly influenced the course of the Pacific War.
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              ISBN 9781911344711
              Released AU 3 Aug 2017
              Publisher Scribe Publications
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              Losing the Head of Philip K. Dick: A Bizarre But True Tale of Androids, Kill Switches, and Left Luggage
               

              Losing the Head of Philip K. Dick: A Bizarre But True Tale of Androids, Kill Switches, and Left Luggage (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Dufty, David

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              Stranger than science fiction

              ISBN 9781851689224
              Released AU 1 Mar 2012
              Publisher Oneworld Publications
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              Radio Girl: The story of the extraordinary Mrs Mac, pioneering engineer and wartime legend
                

              Radio Girl: The story of the extraordinary Mrs Mac, pioneering engineer and wartime legend (Paperback, Large type / large print edition)

              By Dufty, David

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              As you climbed the rickety stairs of an old woolshed at Sydney harbour in 1944, you would hear the thrum of clicks and buzzes. Rows of men and women in uniforms and headsets would be tapping away vigorously at small machines, under the careful watch of their young female trainers.... Presiding over the cacophony was a tiny woman, known to everyone as 'Mrs Mac', one of Australia's wartime legends.A smart girl from a poor mining town who loved to play with her father's tools, Violet McKenzie became an electrical engineer, a pioneer of radio and a successful businesswoman. As the clouds of war gathered in the 1930s, she defied convention and trained young women in Morse code, foreseeing that their services would soon be sorely needed. Always a champion of women, she was instrumental in getting Australian women into the armed forces. Mrs Mac was adored by the thousands of young women and men she trained, and came to be respected by the defence forces and the public too for her vision and contribution to the war effort. David Dufty brings her story to life in this heartwarming and captivating biography.
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              ISBN 9780369336866
              Released AU 4 May 2020
              Publisher Readhowyouwant
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