Born in Edinburgh in 1935 and trained as a Zoology Lab Technician.
Performed as a magician in a concert party for several years prior to army
service with Royal Army Medical Corps (1956–1958).
Spent most of my working life as a Medical
Entomologist, living for almost 11 years in Ghana's Upper Region (1960–1971).
Came to Brisbane in 1971 to take up an appointment
at University of Queensland where I worked until December 1995.
Now retired I pass the time making miniatures
of houses and attendant furniture and military figurines.
Also secretary of
two masonic orders and Queensland Head of another.
I write papers on masonic
history which have been published in journals.
A lifelong fan of William McGonagall I acted
out his role as a Walkways Performer during Brisbane’s World EXPO 88 and continued
this afterwards on stage and radio where I was a presenter on the local Scottish Radio
To add to my hats I am also a licensed Liturgical
Assistant within The Anglican Church of Australia.
At 73 I have led an interesting life and
would change none of it if I had to do it all again.