Title: Curtin’s Cowboys – Australia’s Secret Bush Commandos
Author: Walker, Richard and Walker, Helen
Condition: Very Good
Edition: 4th Edition
Publication Date: 1992
Cover: Soft Cover without Dust Jacket – 194 pages
Comments: The detailed history of the North Australian Observer Unit (‘The Nackeroos’).
The 2/1st North Australia Observer Unit (2/1 NAOU) was an Australian Army reconnaissance unit of World War II. 2/1 NAOU was formed in May 1942 to patrol remote areas of northern Australia and provide warning to the Northern Territory Force of any Japanese landings. As the threat of Japanese landings declined 2/1 NAOU patrols were reduced in July 1943 and the unit was disbanded in March 1945.