Sunset, Tanami Desert, Central Australia, 1988
TIMELINES & FAULTLINES chronicles the saga of mining geologist, John Hugh Hill, which includes: Antarctic whaling; the Witwatersrand Gold Mines; Solomon Islands’ jungle; the ethnic cauldron of Malaya; the flesh spots of South East Asia; the deserts of Australia; Siberian gulag country and Brazilian garimpeiros.
Ulu Terengganu, Malaya, 1963
Life in the Malayan jungle comprised a mélange of leeches, tigers, elephants, scorpions, snakes, the remnants of the Chinese guerilla insurgency, everlasting damp and rain. Jungle travel was by
panga-cleared tracks or by bamboo rafts.
Terenggan River transport: Bamboo Rafts 1963
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JOHN HILL, AUTHOR
SYDNEY COVE DURING A POLAR VORTEX, 2016.
TIME LINES & FAULT LINES chronicles the life of mining geologist, John Hugh Hill, from the days of sail to Antarctic whaling, the gold mines of the Witwatersrand, the jungles of the Solomon Islands, the ethnic cauldron of Malaya, the flesh spots of South-East Asia, the deserts of Australia, the gulags of Eastern Siberia and the garimpeiros of Brazil.
He now resides in Pearl Beach, NSW, Australia, planning further literary works.
mv CAMBORNE, THREE-MASTED TOPSAIL SCHOONER.
Early years as a deckhand.
This is a saga of social disruption before WW1: a small boy’s experience of WW2, the decline of a Western Empire, painful politics and current social disruption. The Appendix, “Mankind in Affray”, is a thought provoking finale.
This book is published by Austin Macauley, London, and is now available at book stores and on line.