Month: January 2017

The Watsonia Victorian Garden Jungle

Peter Adamis 15 January 2017 As a young man, patrolling the jungles of the Atherton Tablelands, the High Plains, the jungles of Papua New Guinea, Malaya, Townsville, Tully, Rainbow Beach, Mareeba and Shoal Water Bay in Far North Queensland, one could not but fall in love with the jungle. I for one became infatuated with the…

A Company 6th battalion The Royal Australian Regiment – 1973

Peter Adamis Abalinx 14 January 2017. The images displayed are the authors attempt to keep an online record of A Company 6th battalion The Royal Australian Regiment  for the year 1973. It is not the intention to write an article other to remember mates of a bygone era.  Contributions are very much welcome by all…

The 1970 Westgate Bridge Disaster

Westgate Bridge – The author serviced lift on the right during 1970. Peter Adamis Abalinx 13 January 2017  I was a young 20 year apprentice electrician for a firm called J PARK Electrics, operating out of Brighton. I remember well the days when John Baker (Foreman) and I would visit the bridge to undertake maintenance…

Barry French

Peter Adamis Abalinx 12 January 2017. I had gone to bed this evening, relaxing and as normal reading a book.  This book I had purchased some few years ago when we went to Cairns and visited “Warrie” George Mansford.  Although it was a great visit and had the opportunity to interview the great man, I…

A Second Chance

Peter Adamis   Abalinx 12 January 2017 Today of all days is an anniversary that will forever remain embed in my psyche and for me I will celebrating it a day of renewal. This day some twelve months ago, I was given the last of the deadly chemical cocktails followed immediately by my own stems cells…

Being an Australian is not an easy journey

Peter Adamis Abalinx 12 January 2017 Recently two minor incidents made me realise how vulnerable I am still at this age.  That despite my pride in my past and my passion for two distant and dissimilar cultures, I could not but feel residual anger followed by a sense of hopelessness at being misrepresented and misunderstood.…

Peter and Mamma – A Coy 6 RAR Chowalla 1973

PETER & MAMMA Peter Adamis 8 January 2017 Abalinx This article is long overdue and I am sure that those of who are still around and served in Singapore and Malaya will remember the couple in the photograph. They were with affection, known as “Peter and Mamma”. We of A Company, 6th Royal Australian Regiment…

William James Cunneen

I remember Bill Cunneen as a very young soldier. we would see him arrive on a land rover or he may already be in position taking photographs. It was apparent that he was very well known to Commanding Officers, Regimental Sergeant Majors, Company Sergeant Majors and many of the old hands who would greet him…

The Pest society

Peter Adamis Abalinx 4 December 2016 In life we come across many types of pests that infest our environment. They come in all shapes and sizes, colours of the rainbow, smelly, dirty, bright, dark, ugly and in some cases beautiful pieces of art that one wonders how in heavens name can such a beautiful creature…