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Sole Survivor: A Life on Borrowed Time by Brian S. Walley has been published by Four Gables Press. Brian was an RAF Whitley bomber pilot during WWII. He survived being shot down and crashing into the North Sea and spent four years in a POW camp. Now aged 94, this book is his life story from his childhood in Great Britain, his war experiences, dairy farming in Wales, mining and prospecting in Australia and his family life. To order see 'Publications' on this website.


APRIL, 2016

Just published! A new, enlarged edition of Swanning around Perth, with eight extra pages featuring further old and new Black Swans. See 'Publications' on this website for further information.


Alex is working on a new edition of the book Plant Names of Western Australia and Their Meanings by F.A (Ali) Sharr, former State Librarian of Western Australia. This was last published in 1996 and since then a further 2000-odd plants have been recorded for the State, so the book will be enlarged considerably. Before he passed away in 2002, Ali asked Alex to 'look after its future welfare', a duty he was happy to accept.


Alex is also assisting a former Royal Air Force ex prisoner of war, Brian Walley, to write an account of his life. Alex worked with Brian to produce the book Silk and Barbed Wire, describing the experiences of 22 ex PoWs in World War II and published in 2001.



A new edition of John Beard's Plant Life of Western Australia was published by Rosenberg Publishing, ISBN 9781925078787. It first appeared in 1990 and has been out of print for many years but is still the best description of the State's vegetation. In conjunction with botanist Neil Gibson from the Department of Parks and Wildlife, Alex updated the botanical names, added an appendix with the names of the people who appear in many photographs as 'scale' and added a second index, to place names. Published by Rosenberg Publishing:



Alex was interviewed by John McGlue of 720 ABC Perth's 'Who Are You?' program on the 28th October at 9.30 am. To hear the interview click here:



Alex George was interviewed by Josh Byrne from the ABC's 'Gardening Australia' program in his Australian native garden at 'Four Gables', which contains stunning and unique native plants that Alex has collected throughout his career as a botanist. The program aired on the 12th September, 2015.  To see the interview click here: