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  1. Agatha Berezowski
    Jan 16, 2017 @ 18:07:14

    Dear Mr Larkin,

    I just wanted to say thank you for sharing some of your resources and findings. I am going into my second year of teaching and unfortunately my experience as a first year teaching found that teachers do not share resources and there is a big mentality that “I did it tough.. so you have to too”. I just wanted to show my appreciation. Have a wonderful 2017.

    Warm regards,

    • John
      Jan 31, 2017 @ 16:36:29

      Thank you Agatha. Your thoughts are very kind. 🙂

  2. Garry O'Bree
    May 05, 2017 @ 07:38:16

    Good article on Pudu, John. My father was also there with 2/19th, after being captured near Parit Sulong with Reg Newton.

  3. Brad Hall
    Oct 21, 2020 @ 11:14:10

    Hi John, just wanted to say thanks – I stumbled across a post on your old site about a gig Elvis Costello did with The Confederates at Shellharbour Workers Club in ’87. I was there! Wonderful to hear that clip of the final (of many) encores… I remember him saying that bit about being “halfway to Sydney”. It remains one of the best gigs I’ve seen, and obviously resonated with EC as well, as I recall him reminiscing about it in Q magazine years later. Thanks again. Best, Brad.

    • John
      Oct 27, 2020 @ 08:18:36

      Thank you Brad,

      It was a brilliant gig. He even mentioned the gig in his autobiography. Great memories 🙂