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...

Past examples of climate change?

By Warren Nunn When considering the scientific suggestion that humans are a major cause of what is being called climate change, can we learn anything from what happened in the past? Some people won’t even discuss possible other explanations and/or alternative...

Who was the real victim here?

Oh, you naughty villain! – Morning Chronicler 24 July 1820: SURREY SESSIONS. – July 22. Bigamy. – Wm Thomas, a old decrepit man, who is so deformed that he has been from his birth unable either to dress or undress himself, having neither hands nor...

What does a real apology look like?

By Warren Nunn An apology. What makes an apology believable? How does anyone sincerely deliver an apology, while freely and genuinely admitting their mistakes? We often see those who are caught out by their mistakes making apologies that aren’t really that...

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...

Extremist fundamentalists

By Warren Nunn Are those who respond with vitriol to certain opinions actually intolerant, extremist, fundamentalists? It could be said that irrational outbursts and vitriol are becoming more common, particularly on controversial subjects. In Australia, the...

1972 Rockhampton High School Magazine

Images from 1972 Rockhampton High School magazine. Also available 1967 | 1968 | 1969 | No 1970 magazine produced | 1971. Apologies in advance on the following images. Some will be poor quality as I scanned them in haste from a loaned magazine. Click on the images for...

1971 Rockhampton High School Magazine

Images from 1971 Rockhampton High School magazine. Also available 1967 | 1968 | 1969 | No 1970 magazine produced | 1972. Thanks to David McMaster for scanning these pages. The following link will open as a pdf. Rockhampton High School magazine...

Rockhampton High School alumni

High school years and sweet fellowship | We are Brown and Blue | Rockhampton High School centenary | 1967 Rockhampton High School Magazine | 1968 Rockhampton High School Magazine | 1969 Rockhampton High School Magazine Here is a selection of images mostly taken at...

We are Brown and Blue

Warren Nunn At 4am on Tuesday, 11 June 2019, I woke with this idea swirling around in my head. Don’t claim to be a poet but here goes. 100 years, we varied crew We learnt and lived We Brown and Blue We’re actors, architects, artists, athletes We Brown and Blue...

High school years and sweet fellowship

Warren Nunn It’s an extraordinary thing to draw on childhood memories of high school years. Friday, 7 June 2019, was an amazing day as I reconnected with people from my teenage years; back in conversation with individuals who had shared experiences exclusive to...

12 Federal election aftermath – few decide

Parliament House, Canberra. By Warren Nunn 2 The confusion  | 3 The tension | 4 My vote | 5 Policy problems | 6 Handouts | 7 The needy |  8 Too much? |  9 The truth? |  10 The dissenters |  11 Intolerance | 12 Few decide No 12: The reality of how people vote. Only a...

11 Federal election aftermath – intolerance

  Israel Folau. Image from wikipedia. By Warren Nunn 2 The confusion  | 3 The tension | 4 My vote | 5 Policy problems | 6 Handouts | 7 The needy |  8 Too much? |  9 The truth? |  10 The dissenters |  11 Intolerance | 12 Few decide No 11: Marginalising dissenters...

10 Federal election aftermath – dissenters

This cartoon was aimed at scientists but can be applied across the board. I sometimes ask people when they last changed their mind when someone was shouting at them and telling them they were wrong. By Warren Nunn 2 The confusion  | 3 The tension | 4 My vote | 5...

8 Federal election aftermath – too much?

Australians are generous and willing to help as much as they can. But are we too generous? By Warren Nunn 2 The confusion  | 3 The tension | 4 My vote | 5 Policy problems | 6 Handouts | 7 The needy |  8 Too much? |  9 The truth? |  10 The dissenters |  11 Intolerance...