Monthly Archives: February 2012

Why I write

In september 2011 I presented a talk at the Queensland Outdoor Education Conference discussing why in my declining years I am writing novels rather than memoir. Here is part of that talk: A Pedagogy of Place and Why I Write … Continue reading

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Extract from Banksia – a Kangaroo’s Tale

Extract from Banksia – a Kangaroo’s Tale “What is that?” It was Jessica, my four year old granddaughter. “It’s a map. It’s where Granddad was with the kangaroos.” “No it’s not. It’s a leaf, silly.” She was right. The cartographic … Continue reading

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About my previous novel, Banksia- a Kangaroo’s Tale

Banksia: A Kangaroo’s Tale: Review by Fiona Calabro   Right from the start, this story of a grey kangaroo, and an imaginary peninsula off the Australian east coast, is deeply engaging.  Sandy explores his world, as a young, developing animal, … Continue reading

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About Rob

After a successful professional career in geographical and outdoor education, I continue with my passionate interest in landscape aesthetics, geomorphology and environmental ecology, and these passions provided the themes for my engaging story, Banksia – a kangaroo’s tale. I started … Continue reading

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Orienteering maps

Orienteering maps are surveyed and drawn to international specifications. Here is one of the maps I have produced.

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Orienteering

Orienteering is my favourite sport. I compete, draw maps and coach juniors. Tomorrow I will be at a sign on promotion at Mt. Gravatt Showgrounds.

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Welcome to my writing blog

Hi This blog is intended to promote my forthcoming novel, Cave Hill. It is a story about a student expedition in the Carnarvon Ranges of Central Queensland and a reunion of six of the participants thirty-three years later in the … Continue reading

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