My current WIP. Images will be added as they occur.....
Israel Folau is another.
The Rock, aka Dwayne Johnson is actually half-Samoan, but in his younger days, he still could have been a "Harry"
Now for images of my characters. Not so easy to find stockphotos of people with Polynesian ancestry, Feletei Mateo, is a pretty good fit though.
Typical sandstone escarpment along the Colo River.
I'm enjoying scanning through footballers to find inspiration for Harry. This one is a young rugby winger from Tonga, Frank Halai. 6'5" 105 kilos and fast. He now plays for the Blues.
I'm a cruel person. I make Harry and Liam run up Mount Ainslie. Taken with the War Memorial in the foreground.
Another book I used for research.
Mountain Devil aka Lambertia formosa
Wollemi National Park - rugged bushland
Sandstone cave in Colo region
The National Library also gets a gong in the book.
The dioramas of World War 1 trench warfare are really beautiful and moving.
The National War Memorial features in "Truth+Lies"
More images of the War Memorial
Platypus. Okay this was taken at the zoo, but if you don't tell I won't!