On foreign soil: the search for fallen Diggers

Loren Brown, grand-daughter of John McGarrity. Killed-in-action in Greece in April 1941, McGarrity’s remains have never been found. Photo: Meredith O’Shea Taking cover behind a stone wall in northern Greece on April 12, 1941, two Australian soldiers, Private John McGarrity and Lance Corporal Robert Brown were breathless, having run for their lives through a hailContinue reading “On foreign soil: the search for fallen Diggers”

Into the blue

It’s the colours that hit you first. From 9000ft the iridescent aquamarine atolls and coral cays, fringed by ribbons of silky white surf, stretch out as far as the eye can see. It’s a vast, jaw-droppingly beautiful grand design, which makes flying over the Great Barrier Reef an experience almost spiritual. I’m en-route to LizardContinue reading “Into the blue”