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John Selby Campbell (Jnr) was born in 1921 in Mildura, Victoria, Australia, the son of a tailor turned fruit grower. His life has spanned the great Depression of the 30s, a World War in the 40s, the growing of an innovative and vigorous business in post war Melbourne and all that goes with marriage, children and grandchildren through to the present time. ​ His memoir gives an insight into a simpler childhood of days gone by, the 'make do' attitude of those raised during tough times and the sense of duty to family and community nurtured by his music loving, church going, hard working Methodist parents and extended family. ​ From war service in Tobruk to tailoring in Cheltenham, from a fruit block in Mildura to fashion parades at the Melbourne Hilton, from caravan holidays with cousins to capturing the Australian formal wear market, John's story charts a life full of energy, acumen and commitment to 'get the job done'.

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About the Author

Alison Campbell Rate
AlisonBeth Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Alison is best described as a run-away secondary school teacher turned professional writer/presenter.

Published works:
Ghost written memoir 'Whatever happened to Diana Trask‘, Melbourne Books 2010

'The Peppercorn Tree' - full length play script (australianplays.org)

Short fiction -
‘The Heron’ - 3rd prize, the Age Short Story Competition, Jan. 08
‘Eulogy For Frank White’ – 3rd prize, My Brother Jack Literary Awards, Oct. 08
'The Open Window’ – short fiction, Wet Ink, July 08
‘Truth Takes a Holiday’ – travel memoir, Australian Traveller, Oct. 07
‘Corners’ - short fiction, Island, Oct. 05

Co-author of dvd, book and CD-ROM based resources for primary and secondary health education in Australian schools; associated articles for magazines and on-line publications (for Open Doors Counselling and Educational services Inc. www.opendoors.com.au).

Song composer and lyricist (Christian genre) - www.songsthatunite.org.au

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