- Personalities -

Here is a selection of my publications. Click on the title to view the whole text, or chose a category on the left.

  • Shared histories surface at last
    By: TONY KOCH Two families have uncovered an extraordinary link WHEN 85-year-old Monica Barton read the reminiscences of Aboriginal academic Stephen Hagan in The Australian about his Irish great-grandfather, her jaw dropped. The Joseph... read more
  • Lib who told Joh where to go supports merger
    THE former Queensland Liberal leader who tore up his party's coalition agreement with Joh Bjelke-Petersen before the 1983 state election, yesterday backed the merger of the coalition parties in Queensland. Pharmacist and company director Terry White... read more
  • Hanson's ex: it's not her
    PAULINE Hanson's first husband says the woman shown posing in raunchy photographs was not his young bride, a view backed yesterday by the country's leading expert on forensic photography. Walter Zagorski, who was married to Ms Hanson during the... read more
  • No message, no punch but cliches to burn
    COMMENT IN 1989 Lawrence Springborg, aged 21, was elected as a National Party MP, the youngest person ever elected to the Queensland parliament. Shortly afterwards he told a senior journalist in the parliamentary cafeteria that he wanted to make a... read more
  • Pauline showed the perils of polls
    COMMENT WHEN considering the electoral chances of any political party in Queensland, it should always be remembered that in 1998, Pauline Hanson's One Nation party secured just under 25 per cent of the vote -- one in four. That was with almost no... read more
  • Aussie breeder takes on Dubai sheik over Arab
    KNOCKABOUT Tenterfield horse breeder with centuries-old connections to the thoroughbred industry has accused one of the world's richest men of galloping away with his family's legendary name. Kev Darley, an archetypal Aussie battler, has accused... read more
  • Judge backs college for indigenous boys
    A PROGRAM that each year places two indigenous boys from remote Queensland communities in the hothouse atmosphere of one of Brisbane's elite private schools has received heavyweight support, with Chief Justice Paul de Jersey agreeing to become the... read more
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