Gordon R.V. Anderson
||Left PoW mid-year to go to Royal High School, Edinburgh for University Entrance exams.|
As a day pupil, a hard ride up the hill from Kileleshwa
being banished from Latin class
botanic rambles in the valley below the rifle range with Seldon senior
the Wednesday afternoon? truck ride into town
the smell of bedside lockers after parcels from home
washing ammonium tri-iodide off the floor of Grigg very late one night after it has been
spread in the walkway to the bathrooms
a thunderflash in Grigg courtyard
smoke mortars bouncing around parked cars near the cricket oval during a Cadet display on
the flat in front of the main entrance
the bullock mowing teams
Cadet camp beyond the Ngong Hills somewhere, and trying to shoot guinea fowl with 303
blanks and a pencil.
University Entrance UK, Undergraduate degree in Zoology/Psychology, University of Auckland,
then MSc Zoology/Marine Biology, University of Auckland, New Zealand.
Returned briefly to Kenya in 1973. Worked for Australian Museum, Sydney 1973-78, on
coral reef fish communities, then joined Australian National Parks and Wildlife Service,
Canberra - marine wildlife conservation, marine national park development, much involved in
International Whaling Commission 1978-96. Member of team responsible for development of
Australia's Oceans Policy, establishment of new Oceans Office in Hobart in 1999 and initial
stages of implementation of Oceans Policy.
Left Public Service in mid 2002, now private consultant on fisheries/sustainable marine
resource use, based in Canberra.
(Registered 14 Oct 2003)
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