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 firstname.lastname@example.org. It’s a tough puzzle.
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.
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the Top with Jim received a kind word from Finch Publishing in Sydney which awards a $10,000 prize each year for an unpublished memoir.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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- Queensland Academy of Arts and Sciences November 7, 2015
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- Hugh on being Australian January 26, 2016
- Spencer Howson interviews Hughie on ABC Radio about State of Origin – The Musical April 29, 2015