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Max Uechtritz

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Journalist and doco-making rugby nut, supporter of Reds, Wallabies and - from other code - Broncos and Maroons. Former ABC foreign correspondent and ABC Director of News and Current Affairs, Network News Director Ch9, Director of Programmes Al Jazeera English, National Editor Investigations Ch7, now Managing Director Kundu Productions documentaries.

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Plenty more (non-sport) on my blog:

https://wordpress.com/post/maxmoments.blog/310

Was Hector Forsayth the best fullback never to play for the Wallabies?

Was Hector Forsayth the best fullback never to play for the Wallabies?

Was Hector Forsayth the best fullback never to play for the Wallabies?

Was Hector Forsayth the best fullback never to play for the Wallabies?

Was Hector Forsayth the best fullback never to play for the Wallabies?

Thanks. Appreciated. Yes, I am in various PNG-related facebook groups.. and travel to PNG every year (except for 2020).

Yes, I just found out that Rob Heming’s father used to manage our family plantation near kokomo before moving to New Ireland. The father was excited by the Japanese in WW2.

Another Wallaby to be born in PNG (Port Moresby) is my old mate Tony Darcy.

I wrote a previous Roar article on Mac Ramsay.

Was Hector Forsayth the best fullback never to play for the Wallabies?

Haha! Serge is my all-time favourite 15. Was there at Concord in 1987. Cullen as exciting a player as there’s been. Should end to best Australian not to play for the Wallabies.

Was Hector Forsayth the best fullback never to play for the Wallabies?

My goodness, I’m glad I posted this here otherwise I would not of learned of “Chinese Morrison! Thank you very much. What a guy and story! SHOULD be a household name.Cheers

Was Hector Forsayth the best fullback never to play for the Wallabies?

Thank you. Will look up Drysdale. Yes, poor old Rabaul (my birth plan). . I visit Kokopo and Rabaul every year and last year we interred my parents’ ashes at our family cemetery on our old plantation near Kokopo .. alongside our Parkinson ancestors and where Queen Emma was farewelled from new Guinea in 1911.Cheers

Was Hector Forsayth the best fullback never to play for the Wallabies?

Appreciate that Butch. I have another up my sleeve so your encouragement is very welcome.

Was Hector Forsayth the best fullback never to play for the Wallabies?

and Tommy Lawton his Wallaaby hooker grandson played three years in the First XV at The Southport School .. not long after I had a a couple of years in the TSS First (75/76). Was in my young brother’s class.

Was Hector Forsayth the best fullback never to play for the Wallabies?

Thank you for the interesting feedback. Yes, love to time tunnel back to those days! yes, “rare” is redundant! Will read up on Marshall.

Was Hector Forsayth the best fullback never to play for the Wallabies?

Pleasure mate

Was Hector Forsayth the best fullback never to play for the Wallabies?

Haha Wally! Love being a rookie again. Go the Eagles! Thanks.

Was Hector Forsayth the best fullback never to play for the Wallabies?

Thank you. It was fascinating to research it!

Was Hector Forsayth the best fullback never to play for the Wallabies?

What a privilege for you to have met “Weary” .. was only admiring his statue at the war memorial on Saturday. Wonderful man and legacy.Thanks and cheers

Remembering Wallaby "Mac" Ramsay - WW2 Hell Ship victim

Thanks Bob.. yes, hate and hero can be used in the most trite and detestable way!

Remembering Wallaby "Mac" Ramsay - WW2 Hell Ship victim

Fantastic extra info thanks!

Remembering Wallaby "Mac" Ramsay - WW2 Hell Ship victim

Yes, Wardad, it was bloody dreadful. So many were lost this way.A friend talked to USS Sturgeon crew members – for a doc – and yes they were gutted and haunted.

Remembering Wallaby "Mac" Ramsay - WW2 Hell Ship victim

Thanks Sheek. Actually read Lucky 29 and really enjoyed all the details and the pen portraits. On another forum somewhere, I found old comments by Mac’s niece and nephew (for the 70th anniversary) and have tried to contact them. Someone else on the forum was researching the 1938 Wallabies and said about six were killed in the war. Some powerful and sad back stories there methinks. Cheers

Remembering Wallaby "Mac" Ramsay - WW2 Hell Ship victim

Thanks Bigbaz. See my comments to Sheek below about other Wallabies who perished in the war.Cheers

Remembering Wallaby "Mac" Ramsay - WW2 Hell Ship victim

Cheers Chinmay. Yes, it’s a tough one. Imagine the families’ torment just not knowing for years. Then even doubt about it all as someone lost the nominal roll for decades.

Remembering Wallaby "Mac" Ramsay - WW2 Hell Ship victim

Thanks Sheek. Actually read Lucky 29 and really enjoyed all the details and the pen portraits. On another forum somewhere, I found old comments by Mac’s niece and nephew (for the 70th anniversary) and have tried to contact them. Someone else on the forum was researching the 1938 Wallabies and said about six were killed in the war. Some powerful and sad back stories there methinks. Cheers

Remembering Wallaby "Mac" Ramsay - WW2 Hell Ship victim

Always happy to honour these poor souls and their families.

Remembering Wallaby "Mac" Ramsay - WW2 Hell Ship victim

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