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Settling Down Permanently Down Under
Iarrived in Australiafrom America via Fiji and Sydney at BrisbaneAirport just afterNew Year’s Day 1981. Rev. Kettniss and about fifteen other Presbyterian Leaders welcomed my plane at Brisbane Airport. I had not slept since leaving Tyler Texas in the morning of Wednesday 31st December 1980 — before the three-hour drive to Dallas, then the flight to Los Angeles and a many-hour wait there till past midnight, and then the further flight right across the Pacific via Fiji and Sydney, and then after a further delay on to Brisbane in the afternoon of Friday January 2nd 1981. I was sweaty and weary indeed, and must truly have been a sight that gave all the Queenslanders at Brisbane Airport very sore eyes!