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A Piece of Paper by Dick Wordley

A Piece of Paper by Dick Wordley

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A Piece of Paper

by Dick Wordley

Tempo Books, 1973, ISBN 858950561, paperback

Very Good Condition, a little edge and shelf wear, a little rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, no inscriptions, age toned pages (see photographs)

“On January 14, 1973, a Greek-born naturalised Australian, John Baikas, left Sydney’s International Airport on Qantas Flight 703, bound for Athens.  With him was his three-year-old daughter, Maris.  Both had one-way tickets.  It was an action that was to launch an international manhunt, resulting not only in the successful recovery of the child by her mother, but to serve as a glaring pointer to the flaws that exist in the Australian immigration laws, when a man can so easily obtain a false passport under false pretenses and forgery, and abscond to a foreign country after committing a crime, secure in the knowledge that he cannot be extradited to face the consequences of that crime.”


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