|A wholesome staffer.|
In the stocks, ready to be posted over the year in Little Darwin , is literally an avalanche of exceptional , informative, offbeat , unique , bizarre and astonishing material . This includes the ongoing biography of Crusading Editor “Big Jim ” Bowditch and an unusual Pete Steedman story , which will no doubt cause an irritable , right wing commentator with a sad face like an Alabama Bloodhound rush off to a vet to be dewormed. There will be bumper ( some might say fat ciggy) issues of the Magnautic Island Times , a Mary Poppins angle and gems from the rare book collection at James Cook University . Our file on Communist author Frank Hardy – the most Australian Australian - will be aired as will be book and art items, ephemera , political faux news , contributions by a growing number of correspondents , both national and overseas. The inimitable illustrator and writer, Peter Burleigh,will be well represented, either insulting Grey Nomads or sailing along French canals in his cruiser with Judi sampling fine wines and food . There will be a strong defence of the ABC and opposition to the criminal madness proposal to dump vast amounts of spoil on the Great Barrier Reef and other acts of environmental vandalism ; shipping notes, aviation specials, memos to Rupert Murdoch . Economic commentary...a short story or two ... the American scene ... on and on the spinning wheel goes. PS :Yes, that clean - cut bikie is none other than Pete Steedman. Must be away as the Curlews are pecking and hissing at the screen door , demanding to be fed .