WW II:

Nemesis – the end of the Pacific War

2 December 2012 | Media

Earlier this year I travelled up through the north Solomon Islands and joined a village boat across from Shortland Island to Bougainville in Papua New Guinea. I wrote it up as taking the Back Door to Bougainville, since it’s not an official entry point into the countr...

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Dolman Award Books – Take 3

14 July 2012 | Media

This is my third batch of Dolman Award books, we’re working our way through the ‘long list’ now. Click here for my first batch and here for my second. Both these books look at walking I really liked Olivia Laing’s To the River, a walk down the River Ouse, the one V...

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Travelling Germany

26 June 2012 | Places

Maureen and I, two German friends and four Australian ones, two cars, starting Frankfurt, finishing Berlin. A trip of castles and forts, churches and museums, wineries and factories, lots of food, perhaps a little too much drinking, some of the Euro 2012 football cham...

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A Solomon Islands photo album

18 February 2011 | Places

The Solomon Islands – a great place to travel. I started my Solomon circuit with a visit to Uepi Island on the Marovo Lagoon, a beautiful lagoon, interesting islands, fabulous scuba diving, lots of friendly sharks and some huge manta rays. From Seghe, on the edge of ...

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Three Famines

13 November 2010 | Media

Curiously at present this book only appears to be published in Australia, although Amazon.com have it on Kindle. Thomas Keneally is a prolific author of fiction and non-fiction titles although he’s best known for the Booker Prize winning Schindler’s Ark which became t...

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