Rich Parisian lived in poverty to provide for others

By Warren Nunn (updated 11 October 2019) A 19th century Parisian named Nicolas Simonin-Lalleman, who amassed a considerable fortune, lived in abject poverty so that he could help others. More than 160 years ago, a few lines in a newspaper article reveal an...

History tells us journalists … and officials … make mistakes

By Warren Nunn (a journalist who makes mistakes) As a journalist, I pride myself on making sure I get my facts straight. In reality, no matter how hard to I try, I do make mistakes. My mistakes (and there have been many) have often been from lack of attention to...

Do not fret …

By Warren Nunn Fret not.. what does that mean to you? By looking at the meaning of the word, you get the idea that when you fret, you allow something to worry you. Other descriptions suggest annoyance and discontent. You could allow some situation or some person to...

Reflecting on Anzac Day Dawn Service

By Warren Nunn For more than 100 years, Australians have been gathering in multiple locations on Anzac Day,  April 25, to remember those who served our nation. Initially it was to honour those who fell in World War 1, particularly on the beaches of Gallipoli. I joined...

Gordon David (Bunny) Nunn, family man and extraordinary athlete

©Warren Nunn (First published 8 Jan 2015 on oznunns.com). Bunny Nunn. Gordon David (Bunny) NUNN (1927-2008), the son of Victor Burnie NUNN and Eliza Heather DOBBIE, was one of Australia’s leading sportsmen of the 1940s and 50s. His success as a football (soccer)...

Christmas generosity blesses struggling villagers

Warren Nunn A few lines in an English newspaper highlight the extraordinary generosity of a gentleman that blessed several Suffolk villagers who may otherwise have had a miserable Christmas. In December 1852 (and again the following year), William Francis Farmer,...