pump_coverThe Pump

by Marshall Walker

ISBN 085905 323 7, Softcover, A4, 40pp, illustrated, 130grams

$16.50* + POST

Life on No 7 Pumping Station on the goldfields' pipeline in the early 1950s.

About the author

Marshal Walker was born at Subiaco, Western Australia, in 1924.

Due to family circumstances he commenced work at fourteen and attended night school and part time studies to gain the necessary tertiary qualifications to join the West Australian Education Department and, later a Diploma in Physical Education and a degree in Education at UWA. He specialized in Physical Education at secondary school level and several of his athletes went on to represent Australia at Commonwealth and Olympic Games. In 1969 he was seconded to the Education Department’s Curriculum Branch where he produced a syllabus in Health Education and Human Relationships for years 8, 9 and 10. He was later appointed to the Nedland’s WACAE (now Edith Cowan University), as a lecturer in Health Education. Since retirement in 1984, he and his late wife travelled extensively in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Russia and Japan. He considers teaching as the most challenging and rewarding vocation he has been privileged to enjoy over forty years and yet wonders why none of his four children has embarked on the same course!