Win a copy of Shadowline: The Dunera Diaries of Uwe Radok

Win a copy of Shadowline: The Dunera Diaries of Uwe Radok


“It is rare to read a diary which so vividly conjures up both time and place.” – Professor Dennis Altman AM

“Revelatory and remarkable!” – Phillip Adams AO

“He was a hero beyond his knowing.” – The Hon. Michael Kirby AC CMG

Uwe Radok was a Dunera ‘boy’ – sent from the UK as an enemy alien and interned in Australia during World War II.

From 1940 to 1943 Uwe kept a series of diaries. Their pages offer a remarkable account of the effects of displacement, the tedium of indefinite detainment, and an exploration of the contours of love, as Uwe formed a sustaining connection with another male internee.

Edited by Uwe’s daughter with historian Seumas Spark, the diaries offer a fascinating insight into life in wartime internment. Vivid and poignant, Shadowline is a powerful portrait of a man torn between his feelings and society’s expectations.

Shadowline: The Dunera Diaries of Uwe Radok</B> is published by Monash University Publishing,, and is available in all good bookshops.

The Australian Jewish News is giving away 20 copies of Shadowline: The Dunera Diaries of Uwe Radok.


    Competition entries close 29 Nov at 9am.

    This competition is open to Australian residents only. Employees of The Australian Jewish News and their immediate families are ineligible to enter. Competition entries close 29 Nov at 9am. The winners will be drawn at The AJN Melbourne office on 29 Nov, 2022. The winners will be drawn randomly and contacted by email only, using the email registered by the winner. The AJN cannot be held responsible for entrants failing to check their email or providing incorrect information. Winners’ names and details may be passed on to the promoter for winners to redeem prizes. Please note that the prizes are only those mentioned in the competition notice and are non-exchangeable. Winners’ names will not be published due to privacy concerns, however, winners’ names will be kept on record at The Australian Jewish News Melbourne office. Unless otherwise notified, winners must pick up their prize from The AJN offices, located at Level 1, 589 Glenhuntly Road, Elsternwick, Victoria or Level 1, 55 Grafton Street, Bondi Junction, NSW. NSW Permit Number: LTPM/08/00233


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