Published in the Northern Star on the 31st March 2011.
I have just finished reading Out of Australia. Thank you for collating and publishing all this fascinating material. It appals me that academics are so small minded and protective of their orthodoxy and careers but what’s new? The erosion of the Egyptian hieroglyphics is a real concern. If only NPWS would take some responsibility to preserve them until such time as academia and the government would take them seriously.
In the book you mentioned some ancient “Phoenician” boats that WW1 soldiers recon’d were made of Australian timber. In Graham Hancock’s “Fingerprints of the Gods” he says there were a number of ocean-going vessels of a type not used by the Egyptians found buried at an ancient Egyptian temple site. Do you know if these have been examined to ascertain the type of timber used in their construction?