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“David Lewis was the most wonderfully fantastic scallywag I have ever met. His love for the ocean can only be balanced by the love of beautiful women for him” (Dick Smith). David Lewis – sailor, doctor, womanizer, anthropologist, and author – was born in England, raised in Rarotonga, but “always called himself a New Zealander.” He achieved fame in the late 1960s for learning first-hand the traditional navigation techniques of Pacific islanders, which had long been a mystery to European sailors. He also paved the way for private enterprise in Antarctica by founding the  Oceanic Research Foundation in 1975. He died this month aged 85.

David Lewis: 1917 – 2002

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Aves Appreciation Rubs off on Sydney Writer

Aves Appreciation Rubs off on Sydney Writer

It seems like “every single” New Zealander has some kind of “bird madness”, and Sydney writer Rebecca Shaw has now determined that she too is “infected”, “and loving it”. Shaw reports…