Issue Details: First known date: 2010 2010
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'For as long as he could remember Julian Mather wanted to be a photojournalist.

'Then he got side-tracked. And while military sniper seemed like a good idea at the time, he found the telescopic sights of his rifle were starting to look more and more like a movie camera, and so he fell in love with film-making. It wasn't quite photojournalism but it was better than killing people. Shooting people with a camera was more, well, fun. And of course, life as an ABC TV cameraman was less life-threatening - wasn′t it?

'From filming explosions in Los Alamos, to harrowing car journeys in Kosovo, from performing magic tricks for kids to hanging from helicopters with his camera on his shoulder, Julian goes from one exciting and perilous adventure to another.

'And then there's the people he meets along the way: care workers and strippers, refugees and nuclear scientists, and the many strange and wonderful characters he works with, both in the outback and the corridors of that great national institution, the ABC. It's a bloody great job, even if it is the second best job in the world.

'The Second Best Job in the World is a funny and entertaining look at the life of an extremely likeable TV cameraman who really has been everywhere, and done everything.' (From the publisher's website.)

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    • Pymble, Turramurra - Pymble - St Ives area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: HarperCollins , 2010 .
      Extent: 1v.p.
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      • Publication date: 1 May 2010.
      ISBN: 9780733325267 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

Untitled Max Oliver , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , March vol. 89 no. 6 2010; (p. 42)

— Review of The Second-Best Job in the World : The Extraordinary Adventures of an ABC Cameraman Julian Mather 2010 single work autobiography
The Ringside View of Life Kathleen Noonan , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 3 - 4 July 2010; (p. 25)

— Review of The Second-Best Job in the World : The Extraordinary Adventures of an ABC Cameraman Julian Mather 2010 single work autobiography
In Short : Nonfiction Bruce Elder , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 3-4 July 2010; (p. 35)

— Review of Madam Lash : Gretel Pinniger's Scandalous Life of Sex, Art and Bondage Sam Everingham 2010 single work biography ; The Second-Best Job in the World : The Extraordinary Adventures of an ABC Cameraman Julian Mather 2010 single work autobiography ; Sunday's Kitchen : Food and Living at Heide Lesley Harding Kendrah Morgan 2010 single work prose
Untitled Max Oliver , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , March vol. 89 no. 6 2010; (p. 42)

— Review of The Second-Best Job in the World : The Extraordinary Adventures of an ABC Cameraman Julian Mather 2010 single work autobiography
The Ringside View of Life Kathleen Noonan , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 3 - 4 July 2010; (p. 25)

— Review of The Second-Best Job in the World : The Extraordinary Adventures of an ABC Cameraman Julian Mather 2010 single work autobiography
In Short : Nonfiction Bruce Elder , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 3-4 July 2010; (p. 35)

— Review of Madam Lash : Gretel Pinniger's Scandalous Life of Sex, Art and Bondage Sam Everingham 2010 single work biography ; The Second-Best Job in the World : The Extraordinary Adventures of an ABC Cameraman Julian Mather 2010 single work autobiography ; Sunday's Kitchen : Food and Living at Heide Lesley Harding Kendrah Morgan 2010 single work prose
Last amended 25 Mar 2010
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