On another sport…remember when Aussie tennis players made a racket for all the right reasons?

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Australian Media Hall of Fame

Hughie Lunn was inducted into the Australian Media Hall of Fame in Melbourne on 16 November 2018.

Article and video Hughie inducted into Hall of Fame

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Somewhere Over the Moon

This week online magazine Grey Matters published my feature article about the great gift of living a long time. If you want to read it, click on this link.

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The Strength of a Dainty Woman

The Weekend Australian on 21-22 April, 2018, published Hughie’s story about a remarkable woman. It is titled “On Ho Chi Minh’s trail with Madame Sipiere”. The story attracted much reaction, including this comment: “Christine’s humanity and strength of character shine like a beacon throughout the story”.…

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50 Years Since The Day the War Was Lost


On 31 January 2018, The Australian newspaper published Hugh’s story marking the 50th anniversary of the 1968 Tet Offensive in Vietnam. Google The Day the War Was Lost to read the published story.



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Ross Livermore Lecture – The Origin of THE Origin

This speech was delivered in unusual circumstances as rain leaked from the ceiling into the classy Patterson Room at Suncorp Stadium that Saturday morning. A gigantic storm had struck Brisbane that morning. It was so huge and sudden that Police called on motorists to stay home; cars were washed away; and even the Eagle Farm races had to be cancelled

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Never out of print 2017

It is 50 years since Hugh was in the middle of the  Vietnam War. While some in the book industry say “books have the shelf life of yoghurt”, Hugh’s Vietnam: A Reporter’s War is now published by HarperCollins. This memoir of 1967-68 covering the Vietnam War as a Reuters war correspondent took 17 years to find a publisher — University of Queensland Press — but has never been out of print since.…

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Winner announced 4 April 2016

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COMPETITION WINNER ANNOUNCED. Read on. Twenty years ago  the above sandstone carving by Brisbane sculptor Dr Rhyl Hinwood was erected at the University of Queensland to celebrate the successful publication of some of Hugh’s books by the University of Queensland Press (UQP).…

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