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Allan Skerman

Allan Skerman

Allan Porter Skerman was born in Warwick in Queensland in 1917, taking his Christian name from his uncle, Allan Chesher Skerman who died of wounds on the Western front during the First World War in the same year, a short time after being awarded the Military Medal for gallantry. The young Allan grew up on a series of Darling Downs farms but left the country in 1937 and became a member of the Queensland Police Force, serving as a Mounted Policeman until the Second World War commenced in the Spring of 1939, when he resigned from the Force and was one of the first of a number of young men volunteering for service with the A.I.F. He became a Private in the 2/9th Australian Infantry Battalion on the day it was formed and was wounded in action during the first Western Desert Campaign. Later he served as a front line soldier with the Battalion for the full period of the Australian defence of Tobruk. Following discharge from the Forces after five years of war service he found employment as a Commonwealth public servant and occupied positions with the Repatriation Department in Brisbane, Hobart and Melbourne and finally with the Victorian Branch of Australian Archives. During his working career he treated writing as a hobby and had some short stories published but after retirement he began to write seriously. Baibi and Boangun is his third published novel.

Books by Allan Skerman

Squelper

Squelper

It was in a tree in the backyard behind Number 44 that the blackbirds annually made their nest and soon there'd be little chicks running around and making their first attempts at flying. Read more about Squelper

Baibi and Boangun

Baibi and Boangun

To Domarli the ship was of all things the most utterly real. Read more about Baibi and Boangun

Beyond Indigo

Beyond Indigo

Everyone at The Ridge knew that Old Andy had come up with a big black. Everyone knew that he was cutting it himself, with his shaky hands and failing eyesight. Read more about Beyond Indigo

A Table for Eight

A Table for Eight

Frank Craig found himself on board ship sharing his meals at a table for eight with seven fellow passengers who are to influence his life and change his destiny. Read more about A Table for Eight

The Castleton Leads

The Castleton Leads

Traumatised cop Sam Brinkley uncovers a murder when he searches for gold. Donovan was the big boss and had told Sam Brinkley that he was no good to Homicide the way he was. Read more about The Castleton Leads

Yesterday was Warm and Sunny

Yesterday was Warm and Sunny

The disc of light was a thing of incredible beauty backgrounded by the blackness of space but what Ronnie Bleek was seeing and hearing just could not be, he knew. Read more about Yesterday was Warm and Sunny

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