I am a radio /radar technician by training, and left Australia (Geelong) when I had just turned 21 for Papua New Guinea. I went for a 2 year transfer, and ended up staying in PNG for 32 years., I left PNG with my wife and two youngest childern in 2003, and set up house and home in Townsville. I am now living in Brisbane. My creative? urges only started 3 years ago and mainly consists of writing. Some poetry, and short stories, and the rest is compiling and writing histories of things that take my fancy. I am enthralled by ancient art of the South Pacific region, and collect small figurines and carvings from those regions. My interest in the artwork is confined to depictions of spirits and ancient gods. I cant produce the art myself, but am envious of those who did.
My other love is old photographic records of small ships and military vessels from the past, specifically the South Pacific, and I have taken a few shots of one particular class of vessel that I am currently researching.