A personal reflection in art, science and music



Pilot's Licence age 17
Driver's licence age 20

Served in RAN as an electronic warfare radio operator

Navy Medals (l - r) 1 - 2 - 3 - 4
1. Australian Active Service Medal 1945-75 (Vietnam)
2. Vietnam Logistic and Support Medal
3. Australian Service Medal 1945-75 (FESR)
4. Australian Defence Medal

Played guitar and harmonica in a number of unknown bands
Worked as a casual high school teacher
Worked as a high school cleaner
Worked as a sole parent
Worked as field worker on flora & fauna surveys
Worked as owner of a General Store

Dip Art AMCAE - 1978 - UNSW Alumni Association COFA Chapter
Dip Ed Art - Sydney Teachers College - 1981
Advanced Diploma in Music Industry Business with Distinction - Nirimba TAFE - 2008
Academic Achievement Award for
Diploma & Advanced Diploma in Music Business - Nirimba TAFE - 2008
Full Writer Member of APRA - 2010

Finalist - Poetry - LDS Cultural Arts Submission - 2010
Finalist - Songwriting - APRA Professional Development Awards - 2011
Finalist - Sculpture - LDS Ninth International Art Competition - 2012

WANTED - Singer who may also play piano

..I am looking for a singer/songwriter to work with..
someone who has
an interest in christian songwriting

with an alto/soprano range voice
Piano/vocal ....own style...
maybe Celtic sound

...Work on songs together or via live video conferencing....

CONTACT Jim Turner at
jmzartee(at*) - replace (at*) with @


Book of Mormon, Lord of the Rings, Narnia,
Bruce R McConkie, James E Talmage, Reynolds & Sjodahl, Smith & Sjodahl

I like people who know and love Him and feel His presence...
I like to work in silence so I hear when He whispers..

Family History& Indexing, spending time in the Temple, bush walking,
working for the Lord

Avitar, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Star Wars, Zulu, Battle of Britain, Tora Tora Tora, Ashanti, Ten Commandments

Saviour Redeemer of My Soul - Sharon Hopkins
Jenny Phillips - Walk in the Light,
If You Could Hie to Kolob - sharonandtrevor,

Michael Card - The Book, Amy Grant - Nothing is Beyond You, Jaci Velaquez - God So Loved, The Ragmuffins - My Deliverer, Jamie Owens Collins - The Battle Belongs to the Lord, Darlene Zschech - Shout to the Lord, Lynn Hilary - Melody of Life, Michelle Tumes - Listen, Michelle Tumes - Caelum Infinitum, Maisey Rika - Reconnect, Hayley Westenra - May It Be, Loreena McKennitt -Skellig, U2 - All Because of You, Rebecca St James - God, Tammin - Whatever Will Be, Hillary Weeks - Say Love

AC/DC - Hells Bells, Led Zeppelin - Stairway to Heaven, Cream - Those Were The Days, Chain - Morning Dew, Billy Thorpe - Most people I Know Think That I'm Crazy ....I have never really fitted into any group I belonged to because my interests and talents are so widely different to anyone else I know

On the Lord's Errand, Special Witnesses of Christ (2000)
First Vision, The Testaments One Fold and One Shepherd, Legacy, Lamb of God, Finding Faith in Christ, Man's Seach for Happiness, The Three Witnesses, The John Tanner Story, Only a Stonecutter, Together Forever, Mountain of the Lord, Ephraim's Rescue, 17 Miracles,

licorice allsorts, rocky road, roast almond chocolates, chocolate cake
home cooked meals




After a flight in DH82A Tiger Moth VH-POL ex RAAF A17-180
at Camden NSW on September 4, 1968

There is something I love about flying a Tiger Moth maybe I feel like Biggles off on an adventure but with the goggles on and the wind blowing in my face to me this is what flying is all about...



This photo taken at Casurina Beach, Darwin in 1970 soon after I bought it. It was a 1969 black badge Lotus Europa a beautiful car to look at and a beautiful car to drive. It had the distinction of being the only car able to drive under the boom gates designed to stop cars at the main entrance to HMAS Coonawarra in Darwin. Everyone else had to wait for the boom to be lifted by the guard while I just drove underneath it. The car is long gone but I still have the number plates NT 66-164.


Hoadleys National Battle of the Sounds
Darwin 1971

1. Hard at work .............. 2. But always expect the unexpected

3. The new me.... instant short hair
I'm not sure who got the biggest shock....... me, the girl,
or the several thousand people watching.

I was in the navy at that time where beards are OK but long hair is not.
In 2. above she grabbed my T-shirt then spun me around
and as she walked backwards on the stage
she tripped over a bundle of cables taped to the floor
as she fell she grabbed the long red wig which I was wearing
(so I looked normal with all the other long haired band members)
Of course she didn't know it was a wig until it came off in her hand.
The next day the front page of The Northern Territory News
on July 14, 1971 devoted six paragraphs to me losing my wig
and one paragraph to the winning band.
So it was good publicity for our band.