A person who, for more than four decades, has chronicled the changing face of diving and, in the process, given the Asia Pacific diving community an established and respected ‘voice’ in which to share adventures, discoveries and concerns, Barry Andrewartha’s commitment towards the development of recreational diving is evidenced in the pages of the diving publications that he, (together with his wife and business partner, Belinda Barnes) produced. 3,333 more words
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A story of doubtful authenticity concerns the then Head of the U.S. Patent Office who, in 1899, is reputed to have sent his resignation to President McKinley and urged the closing of the Office on the grounds that, “everything that could be invented has been invented.” 288 more words
The following profile by Strike was first published in August 2005 in his on-line ‘Nekton’ Magazine.
Born and raised in Auckland, New Zealand, Peter Fields’ early ambitions to be a military aircraft pilot were thwarted when, after taking flying training with the Royal New Zealand Air Force, he was grounded for spurious reasons by an Army medic during Compulsory Military Training. 1,880 more words