This book covers the postal history, and some philately, of the UAE (and its Emirates), Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, Kuwait and, occasionally, elsewhere such as Aden. It also comes with the full... More > Index.
This book has many illustrations but this combined edition has ONLY black and white images. This is the efficient way to get the information (but with, obviously, some reduction in image detail.) Well worth buying for those with an interest in the area. Those wanting the deluxe editions, with colour and black and white images on better paper, can find them in two paperback volumes on this site, and the separate Index.< Less
This booklet is thoroughly grounded in academic research and radically challenges traditional Clan Gunn history. It is obviously not a full history; I am working on that. The traditional Gunn history... More > includes descent from important people on the Orkney Islands (and so from the ancient Norwegian royal families), assorted Chiefs, a Gunn coroner / Crowner being important in Caithness in the early to mid 1400s, assorted Gunn / Keith battles and a couple of Gunn castles. The Gunns have a far simpler past than that which is currently claimed - for example, the Gunns do not have a 'Chief' link to the Orkney Islands and there were no Clan Gunn Chiefs. As said, this booklet provides a radical challenge to the traditional history of the Clan Gunn; check the sample pages.< Less
Maximaphily is an underrated area of philately. It is an F.I.P. class. This booklet introduces it for some of the independent Emirates of what is now the United Arab Emirates, namely Ajman, Dubai,... More > Fujeira, Ras Al Khaima, Sharjah and Umm al Qiwain. The booklet consists of a short introduction and then many images of the maximum cards / postcards which are the core of maximaphily.< Less
This booklet is the record of our time at Timbertop, the outdoor Year 9 branch of Geelong Grammar School. It has colour images of the school, staff, students and activities. The images include hikes;... More > skiing; the Dining Hall; Chapel; the swimming dam; Units - I, A, C, L (balcony and Dorm); our flat attached to L Unit; students - including RR, YM KS and JP; leaving for Cobbler hike 1981; school hut Mt. Stirling, Stirling Circuit Road 1981, Old Chimney Camp Eagles Peak Hikes, Cobbler Lake, Unit Hikes, Mount Buggery, Cross Cut Saw, Big Hill, jelly for breakfast, students at the top of Mt. Buller, Howqua River, Staff Camps, gap year staff - Euan Grieg, Shinji Kimura, Bill Perry; Ritchies Hut; Macallister Springs Hut; Purcells' Hut; The Man From Snowy River Hut; J Unit Ski-touring 1981; C Unit Ski-touring 1981; staff at play!; Mansfield and more. If you were there it will bring back memories...
There is also a brief history of the school written in 1982.< Less
This book examines two linked Caithness Gunn families over many generations in places such as Scotland, Canada, Jamaica and Australia. It has many family trees, photographs and original documents... More > including details of trips to Canada in the 1840s and Australia in the 1850s. Many letters from the mid 1800s are included. The book has many biographies including the Hon. Donald Gunn of Canada, William Gunn of Waranga Park, Sir John Gunn of Tormsdale and the Hon. John Alexander Gunn of New South Wales ('anthrax' Gunn). This book contains much original information showing how Gunns integrated into new lands.
This work has taken many years and builds on documents held within the family and much detailed genealogical research. Two versions are available; a paperback black and white version and a deluxe hardback version with some colour photographs. The information and images are the same in both texts.< Less