In this website I’d like to share some of them, and showcase some of the books and articles that have been generated along the way. Journalists are generally rated in the public mind on the same level as used car salesmen, lawyers, politicians or other professionals of dubious reputation. But I’ve always been a happy traveller in journalism which – providing your liver holds out in that traditionally hard-drinking profession – gets you into all kinds of situations that you otherwise would have had a snowflakes chance in hell of experiencing. And talking of snowflakes, that includes Antarctica, as well as stints in Vietnam during the Indo China war, working in London for the BBC, and in Asia and North America for the ABC.
I’ve also travelled widely in Australia as a not-so-grey nomad, and now a fully fledged grey nomad, in our 4WD Penelope towing our trusty camper, and have written four books on these travels. Like Clancy, there are times when ‘we don’t know where he are’. Well, for some weeks anyway. Outback camping is addictive.
Anthony Hill, author and historian, is like me, interested in and a practioner of, the art of oral history. He has encouraged me to write five articles for his website on some of the dos and donts for oral historians – two of which have already been posted. They can be read as recent posts on his website www.anthonyhillbooks.com.au
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- ODDMENTS 1
- THE CHANGI CAMERA
- Dame Edna’s Last Fond Farewell Tour
- Antarctica And Back in Sixty Days
- Bashing The Poor Old ABC
- BackChat Remembered
- Amundsen Centenary Celebrations 2
- Quaking and Shaking in En Zed
- Amundsen Centenary Celebrations 1
- Scott the Clot?
- Conversation With Richard Hughes
- No Tern Unstoned
- Down Under In The Top End
- The Devil in Tim
- Penelope Bungles To Broome
- Penelope Goes West
- One Crowded Hour
- Spooling Through
- Corner Country