Another nice “Heart Of The Nation” image publication in the Weekend Australian Magazine today (May 7). Couldn’t have been of a nicer person either – David Glasheen who lives alone on remote and historic Restoration Island off the very northern tip of Australia near the indigenous community of Lockhart River.
I’ve made the trek to Restoration Island and photographed David on three memorable occasions over the past couple of years – twice for News Ltd in Australia (one of which was coverage of the arrival of the ‘Bounty’ boat replica) and once for a New York Times feature – and have been made more than welcome on every visit.
The image used in this latest issue of the Weekend Magazine in “Heart Of The Nation” is perhaps my favourite from my visits – and journalist Ross Bilton’s words more than do justice to the pic (as always !).
As Ross tells the story better than I do I’ve shown his text below the image.