Nevil Shute Norway Foundation

May Newsletter

2007-05/May, 2007

Dateline: Alice Springs

The 5th Biennial NSN Foundation Conference is one for the books. The last scone crumb has been brushed away and the last evidence of cream and jam has been daintily dabbed off our mouths.
We had a great time in The Alice. The dedication of the Nevil Shute Memorial Garden was a moving ceremony. The Alice Springs Public Library did a beautiful job creating the garden and it is a wonderful memorial to Nevil. There was a lot of media coverage and great local interest.
The presentations were first rate and the excursions were memorable. Those who were still around Friday evening got to meet Bruce, a seven month old red kangaroo. I've begun reading A Town Like Alice to him in the hopes of hooking a new generation (and specie) on Shute. Stay tuned! Thank you to all who attended. Your enthusiasm and energy made this a fantastic week!

Richard Michalak is away filming a movie. His newsletter will resume upon his return to Sydney.


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Jim Wells lives in Lindfield, Sydney
Richard Michalak lives in Paddington, Sydney
Ruth Pearson lives in Adelaide
Neil Wynes Morse lives in Canberra


Julian Stargardt


Bruce A Clarke lives in Bangkok


Jim & Kristi Woodward live in Broken Arrow (east of Tulsa), Oklahoma, USA.
Priscilla Pruitt lives near Bellingham, Washington State
Bill McCandless lives in Joliet near Chicago.
Joy Hogg, Harrietta Michigan (northern lower Michigan, near Traverse City and Cadillac)
David B. Horvath, dhorvath in the domain, near Philadelphia Pennsylvania, USA.
Al Benkelman Warrenton, Virginia