About

These are the Random Snaps and Scribblings of a Travellin’ Man. So feed the cat, pick up the dog, sit back, crack a cold beer, a vintage red or a dynamite cocktail or all three and join me on the journey.

The journey so far…

January 1960 – September 1963
Trainee photographer at a leading Brisbane industrial and commercial photographic studio, WA Jones and Co.

September 1963 – September 1969
Australian Regular Army
Varied military experience from artillery to photography and cinematography. War service – Vietnam. Retired 1969.

December 1969 – December 1979
Photographer/Chief Photographer (Queensland) for News Limited’s Australian newspapers.

Since 1979 – Freelance writer/photographer contributing to Australian national and international publications including New York Post, London Sunday Mirror, New Zealand Herald, South China Morning Post, Australian Women’s Weekly, Woman’s Day, Who Weekly, New Idea, The Bulletin, Good Weekend, The Australian Magazine, Australasian Post and Time Magazine. Walkley Award – Best News Photograph 1987 for cover of Time Magazine.

Freelance Travel Writer/Photographer since 1993. British Airways/European Travel Commission Travel Writer of the Year – 1999.

Walkley Best News Photograph 1987. The story (by Frank Robson which also won a Walkley in 1987 for the best news feature story) was apparently instrumental in sparking the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody. Picture was taken through the bars of the lockup at the Palm Island community in North Q’ld.

Enough crap. Now take a peek at my recent posts. 

6 thoughts on “About

  1. Jocie

    Brilliant. Keep writing. I’m sure you are reliving all these adventures as you write.
    Wouldn’t Mum & Dad have enjoyed your website too!
    Joce.

  2. Comrade,lovely stuff.
    After travelling with Miss Lissie through many parts of your G Words excursions, your writing and snaps made me remember many a great day of food and wine.
    My memory of catching up with you and your Miss Lizzy in Copenhagen is a treasure.
    Ciao,
    Dunc

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