AUSTRALIANA

THE REST OF THE WORLD

ANECDOTES AND REFLECTIONS

        

THE STORY

OF

HENRY ZEHR




When I retired as a beancounter I discovered that I was able to produce an Essay which recorded events since my arrival in Australia in early 1949, compare the living conditions since that time to 2013
and introduce some aspects of  Australian History. It developed into something a lot bigger and is recorded here as AUSTRALIA FELIX. It brings up some aspects of Australian History and describes major local institutions and  some connections  and contributions the Czechs made to this land

I then attempted to record some biographical items and thought of pulling out events that could be of interest, and called them 'Reflections' or 'Anecdotes'or even 'Essays.

    When circulating them to closer friends, I found that they liked the easy narrative, told in a readable manner. They enjoyed the recollection of past events that not only entertained, but also reminded and enlightened them.

I don't know why I wasted my time working as financial and taxation consultant, when I actually enjoy writing anecdotes or reflections of mine about things that happened to me both in Australia and in the first 20 years in the land of the Czechs - Bohemia and Moravia.( It was actually called Czechoslovakia then - now it is the Czech Republic).
I was fortunate to be able to travel quite widely and in some cases I kept a diary of these trips and put together articles which appear here under "The rest of the World". These could also be included in my biography - when I get around to it.

Oh - and do be thankful for living in a Lucky Country - I certainly am.