The release date for my next book, The Killing Chronicle, is the 20th August 2019. For further information please see the following press release – download press release (.pdf – 106kb).
On 4th July at a gathering of former Qantas executives at the Settler’s Arms Hotel at St. Alban’s, (c.1836) near Wiseman’s Ferry, I was warmly welcomed to discuss Frederick Whirlpool VC. The occasion was to mark US Independence Day as many of those gathered had served in North America. The group is known as ‘The […]
Support is building for Australia’s first Victoria Cross recipient, Frederick Whirlpool, to have his South Windsor unmarked grave recognised and honoured. According to biographer Alan Leek, the Victoria Cross and George Cross Association in London are interested in assisting with the planned memorial for the Hawkesbury resident. Mr Leek has been working with the Hawkesbury […]
For some time, I have been in touch with Dr. Laurence Swan, a governor of the Dundalk Grammar School, who has been of great assistance in uncovering new information about Humphrey James, who was a student there when it was known as the Dundalk Educational Institution. The institution began as a Charter School in 1739. […]
For 120 years Frederick Whirlpool, VC, has lain in the Presbyterian cemetery, Windsor, in an unmarked grave. The historic cemetery was consecrated in 1833 and is now in the care of Hawkesbury City Council. A committee has been established to facilitate the erection of a suitable memorial, marking the life and deeds of Frederick Whirlpool, […]
Pen and Sword Publishing, UK, have announced the global release of Frederick Whirlpool VC – The Hidden Victoria Cross, will take place in April, 2019. The slightly altered title reflects a market, wider than the original Australian one, and the book will be produced in hardcover. A major publisher of military and history books in […]
‘THE KILLING CHRONICLE’ There have been a number of references to my new book, ‘The Killing Chronicle – Service and Shattered Lives – NSW Police and the crimes that took them.’ Under the rather lengthy working title, planning is progressing on a suitable cover design, which I will post when it becomes available. This book […]
What a great joy is was to be amongst friends and former colleagues at the historical Taree Literary Institute, now in its 154th year, on 5 December last. What a welcome! The warmth in the room showed good old fashioned country hospitality in abundance. I spoke about my book, the writing process and motivation for […]