Ern McQuillan’s Remarkable Life

The world needs to “read all about it!”

I am now into the third year of working with Ernest Mervyn McQuillan OAM, talking regularly with him about his adventures as a leading Australian Press photographer in the twentieth century and exploring his remarkable “I was there” photographs. Together we have crafted materials which are ready to become recorded history. The subject matter is breathtakingly varied: world events and sport of all kinds including horse racing, cricket and several others.

Here now you will find a small set of samples:

Ern was listened to by significant people, constantly
Ern was listened to by significant people, constantly.

 

Ern was there to record key events such as the Petrov incident.
Ern was there to record key events like the Petrov affair.

 

Ern flew over Australia for c. four years with "Titus" Oats (war hero) photographing Australia.
Ern flew for c. four years with “Titus” Oats (war hero) photographing Australia.

 

 

Great sportsmen such as Bart Cummins willingly posed for Ern at the height of their fame.
Great sportsmen, at the height of their fame, willingly posed for Ern.

 

 

Darby Munro – "The Demon Darb!" This, a longtime friend.
Darby Munro – “The Demon Darb!” This, a longtime friend.
 Here are links to posts written about Ern:

The Importance of Being Ernest McQuillan

Racing: More On The Importance of Being Ernest McQuillan

The Further Adventures of Ern McQuillan OAM

Books have been part of my lifetime of work as a teacher. I have been teaching the history of important people, good and bad, for all those years. I am still amazed at my good fortune in knowing Ern. If this relationship tells his stories, that luck will be even greater. I believe also it will add to the lives of every future reader.

These pictures and comments are just an iceberg tip. THE REST MAKE AN AMAZING STORY.

There is the potential for several books – on our nation’s twentieth century history, and on remarkable, passionate incidents for several sporting categories.

FILM MAKERS? BOOK PUBLISHERS?

WHERE ARE YOU? IN AUSTRALIA OR ANYWHERE.

LET HIS AMAZING RECORDS BE KNOWN FOR THE FUTURE. WE HAVE HUNDREDS OF PICTURES. THE RESEARCH IS DONE.  FIND HIM AND GIVE HIS ART TO THE FUTURE. YOU WILL NOT BE SORRY!

Any publisher (film, video, TV or Text) will find us willing and I believe able colleagues.

 

Regards,

 

Royce (for Ern).

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