The veteran actor’s early life has inspired a lifetime of travel
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This was s taken by Australian photographer Gary Heery and it’s said to be one of the last taken of this great artist. It’s a treasured gift from my wife.
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This was from a friend who knew about my formative years. Every house should have a globe to remind us we’re all spinning in space. The aluminium plane is a Super Constellation. As a child I used to fly in them, before jets came on the scene.
Indian Airways doll
I’ve had this since I was nine years old. I used to fly as an unaccompanied minor from Kuala Lumpur to Salsburg to attend school. This was given to me by one of the Air India staff. I couldn’t believe my luck.
This is by my dearly departed friend Paul Cox. One of many created during the year he waited for a liver transplant.
One of these is a 1913 edition of Rudyard Kipling’s Barrack Room Ballads. They belonged to author Derek Llewellyn-Jones. Sterling,ng, stirring stuf stuff. This is made of aluminium and brass by sculptor Trefor Prest from Central Victoria and it reminds me of the early space travel. My filmmaker friend Paul Cox, who died only recently, made a film called The Force Of Destiny and the lead character, played by David Wenham, was a metal sculptor.
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This is a reminder of my years in Southern Rhodesia, which is now Zimbabwe. At the base of this mighty rock my aunt and uncle had a farm. Their home was destroyed in a terrorist raid during the civil war.
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