Monthly Archives: January 2005

Australian of the Year 2005 – Dr Fiona Wood AM

Western Australia’s only female plastic surgeon is a mother of six, Head of Royal Perth Hospital’s Burns Unit and Director of the Western Australia Burns Service. She is also co-founder of Clinical Cell Culture, a private company recognised in medical circles for its world-leading research and breakthroughs in the treatment of burns. In addition, Dr Fiona Wood is also a Clinical Professor with the School of Pediatrics and Child Health at the University of Western Australia and Director of the ... Read More »

Conqueror of Everest says he saw Shackleton’s ghost

Sir Edmund Hillary has backed the preservation of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s hut in the Antarctic – because of an eerie encounter with the British pioneer’s phantom. Conservation work begun last week on the Nimrod hut, overlooking a bay at Cape Royds, Ross Island, has spirited significance for Sir Edmund, who described seeing an apparition when he first visited. In a video promoting the project, the patron of the Antarctic Heritage Trust said it was an experience that had a profound ... Read More »

Tentative plans for a Cypriot intervention

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Plans for British military intervention in the civil war in Cyprus involving a naval flotilla and 15,000 soldiers were drawn up hastily on the instructions of the prime minister, Harold Wilson. Article history The aim was to restore the Cypriot president, Archbishop Makarios, who had been deposed by a coup led by officers supporting the Greek military junta in Athens. News of the coup on July 15 1974 provoked a flurry of diplomatic contacts in which the Russians sought assurances ... Read More »