Straw Bale House

In the late 1990’s I stopped off in Maleny, Queensland where I interviewed architect Ahtee Chia about the straw bale house he had built. Links Straw Bale Home building Talent: Ahtee Chia, architect and builder ( To air: Weekends, 6 March 1998, Duration: 04:56 )

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Robert Jordan, author

In 1993 I interviewed, Robert Jordan, a fantasy author from the United states. Probably best known for his mammoth series “The Wheel of Time“, he also wrote a number of the “Conan the Barbarian” books, and is less well know for a period romance trilogy “Fallon”   [audio:http://www.raeallen.net/audio/robert-jordan.mp3 | titles=His background and his books | […]

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Charles Perkins, activist

It would be difficult to work in the Northern Territory in the last half of the 20th century, and not have come across Charles Perkins. Born in Alice Springs in the late 1930s, Charles Perkins career reads like a template for indigenous activism, from the Freedom Rides of the 1960s to his work with the […]

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Winston Peters, MP

I met Winston Peters in 1990 while he was traveling through the Northern Territory. At the time he was a Maori member of the NZ National Party, and his star was such he was tipped to become New Zealand’s first Maori Prime Minister. Unfortunately the highest he flew was Deputy Prime Minister and Treasurer, when […]

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