Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Allan FLEMING interviews Felix VON LUCKNER

Trove Tuesday


Von Luckner Tells His Story (1938, June 22). The Courier-Mail (Brisbane, Qld. : 1933 - 1954), p. 3. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article40982719

Jack-of-all-trades (from Wikipedia)
Arriving at Fremantle, Western Australia, Luckner jumped ship and for seven years worked in a bewildering array of occupations: he was a seller of the Salvation Army's The War Cry; an assistant lighthouse keeper at the Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse in Augusta, Western Australia, a job he abandoned when he was discovered with his hotelkeeper's daughter by her father; a kangaroo hunter; a circus worker; a professional boxer (due to his exceptional strength); a fisherman......... read more at Wikipedia

Allan Fleming, a first cousin of my mother, was, amongst other occupations, a journalist for the Brisbane Courier Mail.

4 comments:

  1. What an amazing life Allan Fleming had! He would have been fascinating to meet. :)

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    1. He certainly did Jen. I don't think many of his Fleming cousins did get to meet him as he had moved North.

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  2. I have included your blog in INTERESTING BLOGS in FRIDAY FOSSICKING at

    http://thatmomentintime-crissouli.blogspot.com/2017/05/friday-fossicking-may-12th-2017.html

    Thank you, Chris

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    1. Many thanks for including my post Chris.

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