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A long way home

Author: Saroo Brierley; Larry Buttrose
Publisher: Melbourne : Viking, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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When Saroo Brierley used Google Earth to find his long-lost home town half a world away, he made global headlines. Saroo had become lost on a train in India at the age of five. Not knowing the name of his family or where he was from, he survived for weeks on the streets of Kolkata, before being taken into an orphanage and adopted by a couple in Australia. Despite being happy in his new family, Saroo always wondered  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Biography
Named Person: Saroo Brierley; Saroo Brierley
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Saroo Brierley; Larry Buttrose
ISBN: 9780670077045 0670077046 9780143786504 0143786504
OCLC Number: 851568308
Notes: Maps on endpapers.
Description: 261 pages, [16] pages of plates : color illustrations, color maps, color portraits ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Saroo Brierley with Larry Buttrose.

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When Saroo Brierley used Google Earth to find his long-lost home town half a world away, he made global headlines. Saroo had become lost on a train in India at the age of five. Not knowing the name of his family or where he was from, he survived for weeks on the streets of Kolkata, before being taken into an orphanage and adopted by a couple in Australia. Despite being happy in his new family, Saroo always wondered about his origins. He spent hours staring at the map of India on his bedroom wall. When he was a young man the advent of Google Earth led him to pour over satellite images of the country for landmarks he recognised. And one day, after years of searching, he miraculously found what he was looking for. Then he set off on a journey to find his mother.

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