Jim Ditchfield is an Australian writer who was born in Lancashire in 1938. Circumstances forced him to leave home at sixteen, but unable to live on an apprentice's wage he joined the Royal Marine Commandos. Later, he qualified as an instrument engineer and later still became a naval architect and set up his own yacht design office. He now travels extensively throughout the Australian Outback researching the history of the pioneers who, by hard work and sacrifice, helped to build Australia.
At the outbreak of World War I, Lucy Paignton Fox enlists in the Australian Army Nursing Service...Read More
For many Australian city dwellers the Birdsville Track, the Oodnadatta Track and other Outback...Read More
Yacht Designer and Builder Even as a young boy I was interested in boats and wanted one of my own...Read More