Secondhand. Good condition. Ex library copy with all external stickers removed. Stamp on inside back cover. Wear to book corners and edges, with outer edge of covers protected with contact. Faint wear marks on right foredge.
Born in Singapore in 1931, a young colonial Dutch boy, whose Father suffered and died as a Japanese prisoner of war building a railway in Sumatra, escaped from Java with his Mother and arrived as a refugee in Bunbury, Australia in 1942.
Educated by Jesuits and then at the University of Western Australia and Oxford, he initially had a career with ICI as an engineer, ending in 1993, following senior executive and Board roles in Australia, England, Canada and finally in the United States.
His life, from childhood in European colonies in Asia, spanned significant changes in technology and the chemical industry. He experienced and adjusted to various cultures and societies with his wife and seven children.
During the twenty years of retirement in Melbourne, he has been active in mental health research, the University of Melbourne and Newman College, support of palliative care, homelessness and refugees, the latter being where his story began. (back cover)