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John F. Moodie Heddle John F. Moodie Heddle i(A48191 works by) (a.k.a. John Forster Dunbar Moodie Heddle; John F. Moodie Heddle; J. F. Moodie-Heddle; John Foster Moodie Heddle)
Born: Established: 1902 Elsternwick, Caulfield - St Kilda area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria, ; Died: Ceased: 1973
Gender: Male
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Born into a seafaring family, and brother of Enid Moodie Heddle (q.v.), John Forster Moodie Heddle went to sea with his parents at an early age, rounding the Horn for the first time at the age of five. In 1918 Moodie Heddle was an apprentice on the Australian square-rigger John Murray when it was shipwrecked on Maldon Island, and his Seven in the Half-Deck tells the story of boys stranded on a coral island waiting to be rescued. He was apprenticed on the barque Shandon in 1919, and in the 1920s served as 3rd or 4th mate in various ships. By the 1960s he was a Captain.

Like his seafaring father Captain Robert C. D. Moodie-Heddle and his uncle Captain Edward O. Moodie-Heddle, he contributed stories and articles to the shiplovers' publication, The Annual Dog Watch.

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