Tag Archives: Kevin O’Connell

LONDON – Goodbye ’69.

A letter from my father asking if either my brother or I could see our way to coming home to South Africa quashed my plans to go to South America. That it should be my brother was out of the … Continue reading

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LONDON – The Pub-fight at the King’s Head Corral.

The timing for a relationship with Carol Hislop was bad. I was becoming extremely fond of her when she had to leave on the next leg of her adventure, which, ironically, was booked to South Africa. As a nurse, she … Continue reading

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DUBLIN – In the Green.

I have said before that I love ballads; stories in verse. Kevin O’Connell, a Kiwi, and Dennis Barrett, an Ozzie, introduced me to Banjo Paterson, the renowned Australian balladeer whose worldwide best known verse is Waltzing Matilda. They would take … Continue reading

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