The Way My Father Tells It: The story of an Australian Life

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It isn’t easy to reminisce, alone, into a tape recorder. Yet that is what I asked my father, John Bowden, to do when, in the late 1980s I suggested he should not only record our family history, but reflect on a life that embraced almost the entire twentieth century. Then in 1998, at the age of 91, Father ‘woke up dead’ in his own bed, in his own house (which he never wanted to leave), not long after adding a postscript – a final chapter to his life story ... The Way my Father Tells It is a story of the joys and sorrows of childhood and adolescence, of falling in love, going to war and returning to re-establish a family life. It is filled with wry charm and self-effacing humour and is a wonderful evocation of an Australia now changed beyond recognition.

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Tim Bowden is a writer and broadcaster with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. He was an ABC correspondent based in Singapore from 1965 to 1967. In recent years he has specialised in radio documentaries based on oral history techniques, including a twenty-four-part series on the Australian colonial experience in Papua New Guinea, and a sixteen-part series on Australian prisoners of war of the Japanese in World War II. He is the co-author of Changi Photographer: George Aspinall's Record of Captivity. A long-time friend and colleague of Neil Davis, he persuaded him to collaborate on the biography in 1984. He is married with two children, and lives in Sydney.

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