Norm often spoke about being the youngest, and physically the smallest in his class at his Nambour schools. He sometimes mentioned the humiliation of even the girls beating him up. And yet, it was in the school setting and as a teacher that he came into his own, as an example of the life journey that learning can offer. It was from the platform of education, that he became a bank clerk, a young country teacher and then a coder in the merchant navy during
the Second World War.
At the end of the war he returned to teaching and in the central Queensland town of Biloela, he met his future wife Mavis Tucker. Together teaching was to take them from small country schools in regional Queensland, to the Torres Strait and Papua New Guinea.
Credits in EXIF