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John Jones

The author was born in Southern Rhodesia and is the fourth generation of a Rhodesian pioneering family. He is a graduate of London University; former diplomat in Rhodesia, serving in Lisbon, (Portugal), Lourenço Marques and Beira (Mozambique), and Cape Town and Pretoria (South Africa); former army reserve officer in Rhodesia, undertaking anti-terrorist operations as platoon commander when not on overseas postings as a Foreign Service officer; first Chief of Protocol in Zimbabwe, posted to Prime Minister’s office and had frequent direct contact with Prime Minister Robert Mugabe until migration to Australia with family in 1981; graduate of Macquarie University (doctoral degree); Deputy Dean in a small private university level college in Sydney, Australia; and Justice of the Peace in New South Wales.

John Jones
Author's Books
From a Lost Land: The Last Rhodesian and Other Tales

This is a series of tales, mostly in chronological order, about the short Rhodesian colonial period up to 1980, after which time the country became Zimbabwe. The tales in the book have very little political content and are not a critique on colonialism or post-colonialism. They show the lives and fe...

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