TIMELINES & FAULTLINES chronicles the saga of a mining geologist, John Hugh Hill. His life has spanned the turbulent 20th Century and into the fraught decades of the 21st Century, from the rise of militant Nazi fascism, the implosion of the Soviet Union and to the rise of militant Islam. He lives in non-retirement in New South Wales, Australia.
This fascinating book is published by Austen Macauley, London and is available from Amazon and major bookshops.
British Solomon Islands Protectorate, Western Pacific, 1957-1959.
In the mid-1950s Japanese war wrecks littered the coast of Guadalcanal. Americans bombed the retreating Japanese troops, rather than sinking at sea vessels were beached to avoid death in shark infested water.
Interior of Guadalcanal. Women returning from jungle gardens. In early missionary years Melanesians were encouraged to resettle along malaria infested coastlines, endemic malaria and malnutrition was a continuing problem.