Pioneering television producer & screenwriter reviews The Killing Chronicle.
I recently participated in an interview on 6PR radio Perth. Listen to the interview below.
Det Sgt Jim Comans, Det Sgt Tom McRae, Det Const Arthur Burns and Det Const Frank Payne (left to right), on their way to Court – probably Central Police Court, January, 1933. Photo supplied by Craig Burns. Unknown street photographer most likely in Liverpool Street, Sydney. Just five years earlier, Burns had engaged in a […]
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 […]
The original review can be found here – https://www.rusinsw.org.au/Papers/2019SP12.pdf
Leek does a good job of unravelling the complexities of the Indian mutiny in the period 1857-58, which some latter-day Indian historians have described as ‘India’s first war of independence’.
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, […]