Set in stone (2016)

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Twenty years ago  the above sandstone carving by Brisbane sculptor Dr Rhyl Hinwood was erected at the University of Queensland to celebrate the successful publication of some of Hugh’s books by the University of Queensland Press (UQP). Rhyl Hinwood’s carving contains two references to tales from Over the Top with Jim and one from the sequel, Head Over Heels. Can you guess what they are? Also, which incident in Over the Top has clearly left its visible mark on Hughie? Click photo twice to enlarge. A signed copy of The Over the Top with Jim Album to anyone who emails the four correct answers to hughlunn@hughlunn.com.au.  It’s a tough puzzle.

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Queensland Academy of Arts and Sciences

Hugh Lunn was made a Fellow of the Queensland Academy of Arts and Sciences on 4 November 2015. He was one of a small group of scientists and academics, made Academy Fellows by Governor Paul de Jersey AC at a ceremony on Wednesday night at Government House, Brisbane.

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Hugh on being Australian

Click on the graphic below to hear Hugh and ABC Radio 612′s Steve Austin talk about Being Australian

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Reliable Memoirs

Over the Top with Jim received a kind word from Finch Publishing in Sydney which awards a $10,000 prize each year for an unpublished memoir.

Interviewed by Kelly Higgins-Devine on 612 ABC Local Radio (Monday 12 October 2015) publisher Rex Finch said that Hugh Lunn’s Over the Top with Jim (still in print) “was phenomenal in terms of its breadth of appeal.…

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Good News – books available

Hughie has been under the house cleaning and found some copies of More Over the Top With Jim and On the Road to Anywhere the story of how he wrote OTTWJ. For 10 years he had listed them as “sold out”.…

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Lunch with Mal Anderson

Tennis champ Mal Anderson and Hugh Lunn will speak at a Lunch in the Queensland village of Blackbutt on 21 November. Funds raised will go towards a statue of Blackbutt’s most famous son Roy Emerson, 12 times Grand Slam singles winner.…

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