Welcome to my website which brings together all my interests. The visitor will find here information about my published books, the book I am writing, and any matters connected with my writing – wherever my mind is led on literary matters. It also houses The Edmund Burke Society devoted to the study and promotion of Edmund Burke’s thought. The information on the Edmund Burke Society subdomain continues to be brought across to this site. The Edmund Burke Society blog will remain open to maintain the commentary record. All blog comments will now appear on this my primary website. Keeping the two sites going was an unnecessary division. The same religious, political, social and cultural interests stand behind all my writing.
The above header is of the Barwon Road (Lane Cove) gang taken by my dad during the Christmas holidays 1949/1950. Like the photo below it is one of my favourite photos from my idyllic childhood. It is truly a fifties scene. From left to right are Christine and John Allison, Michael, my brother, my best mate Pete Allison, me, Marie holding Narelle Wilson.
In the run up to Australia Day 2019, I am highlighting two of my major essays. Both should be read together to follow the arguments supporting my claim that Australia did not exist before the 26th of January 1788.
Christmas dinner in the backyard
This is a classic Australian Christmas scene. It’s one of my favourite photos from my childhood taken by my dad in December 1951. The Bert Wilson clan was gathered in my grandparents’ backyard in Baldry Street, Chatswood. There are some very outspoken aunts around that table.