|1975: Bored with WRE; looked in the Gazette and obtained a
position in Dept Foreign Affairs, Canberra.
1976: 8 May: son Ben
1978: 8 May: daughter Bianca born.
Long term postings to PNG and later, Indonesia. Too many other jobs, trips,
countries and cocktail parties to mention. Sponsored by DFAT to study at the ANU (no
distractions this time; old enough to be their father); BA (Pol Sci) and ADPS (Ass. Dip.
Policy Studies). Spent the last two years of my 36 year public service career as a
"pure" diplomat, in the Indonesia section. As you can imagine, an exciting
Various consultancy jobs followed but I have now turned my computing
interest into a job; building web sites for clients.
I am really looking forward to seeing all you "H"s in 2011.
PS: memories of ATS: "The Jazza" at Woomera, the explosive
power of a matchbox full of oxy-acetylene, Geoff Geue's Austin 7 barrelling down the
Salisbury Highway with five of us crammed in, the "drive-in-ometer" for
listening to sound outside the drive-in, Jack O'Brien telling us to
"cut out that bloody whistling", Rod Taylor
raffling his unopened pay-packet.