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Tony Park Tony Park i(A81145 works by)
Born: Established: 1964 Campbelltown (NSW) area, MacArthur area (Camden - Campbelltown), Sydney, New South Wales, ;
Gender: Male
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Tony Park grew up in Campbelltown and, following his schooling, undertook a cadetship in journalism. In 1982 he joined the army reserve, reaching the rank of Major. (In 2002 he worked as a public affairs officer with the Australian ground forces in Afghanistan.) Park also worked for a short period in 1988 for the then Premier of New South Wales, Nick Greiner. Since the mid-1990s Park has divided his time between South Africa and Australia.

Most Referenced Works


  • Voted number 20 in theBooktopia Top 50 Favourite Australian Authors for 2018

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Courage Under Fire Sydney : Pan Macmillan Australia , 2020 19895892 2020 single work autobiography

'A man selfless in the face of threat. Courageous in the face of terror. Generous in the face of suffering. And humble in the face of an honour bestowed.' Dame Quentin Bryce

'On 24 August 2010, in battle in Afghanistan, Corporal Daniel Keighran risked his life in a hail of gunfire to save his fellow soldiers. His actions saw him awarded the Victoria Cross for Australia, making him the 99th Australian to receive our country's highest award for bravery.

'Courage Under Fire tells of Daniel's unlikely journey to become one of Australia's most celebrated soldiers.

'Growing up was tough for Daniel. When he was eleven, his father showed up in his life, for the first time, with a gunshot wound to the stomach. He relocated his son, daughter and their mother 400 kilometres away from their loving grandparents and a coastal home to a shack with a dirt floor in outback Queensland. From then on, Daniel fought to maintain a sense of order and purpose amid the chaos of family violence and criminal activity.

'Inspired by his much-loved grandfather, a WWII veteran, Daniel joined the army. There he found the structure that was missing from his teen years. Although just 17, Daniel adapted quickly to the demands of life in the military, always willing to learn, always wanting to grow, always seeking to emulate the example of his grandfather.

'Courage Under Fire is an outstanding military memoir, packed with tales of multiple tours, accounts of extraordinary camaraderie, and a reflection on the unseen cost of service. Most of all it is a testament to the idea that anything is possible if you know what you stand for.' (Publication summary)

2021 longlisted Colin Roderick Award
y separately published work icon Far Horizon Sydney : Pan Macmillan Australia , 2004 Z1105391 2004 single work novel adventure romance crime

'Mike Williams is leading a supposedly carefree life as an overland tour guide in Africa. But just a year ago, the former Australia Army officer had endured the brutal death of his girlfriend at the hands of ivory hunters in Mozambique.

'Now the South African Police are on the murderers' trail and need Mike's help. But he has a truckload of tourists who have no idea what has been asked of him... although one passenger has her suspicions.

'Following a chase through some of Africa's most spectacular locations, Mike gets his shot at revenge... but at what cost?'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2004 nominated Ned Kelly Awards for Crime Writing Best First Novel
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