Andrew Marke was born in the West Of England near Taunton, Somerset. After surviving an early Dickensian institution he went to Wellington School. Fortunately, as it turned out, missing the ship to the Falkland Islands in 1959 for his first posting on a sheep station, he commenced his first employment at New Plymouth, New Zealand as a herd tester in 1960. He left this position and completed his NZ experience on a deep sea trawler.In 1963 he moved to Australia and thence to Papua New Guinea. Initially he worked with Treasury but a desire to be in the bush working with and for the local people saw him transfer to the Department of Public Health as a field officer.. He left PNG at Independence in 1975. He commenced furthur study and became a librarian based in Canberra but moved to Tasmania, his second home, on retirement. his hobbies include exploring remote areas of Australia, particularly, Tasmania, reading Victorian novels, walking through bush daily, swimming off white beaches in summer, cats, discussion groups and nostalgia. He currently lives at Low Head, northern Tasmania. The four novels, all set in Papua New Guinea, he has written so far are listed below.
PAPUA NEW GUINEA Novels, articles and short stories with a humorous emphasis.
"Classic British humour"
"Certainly humorous and an easy read."
Brandl & Schesinger.
"Contains vivid imagery that gives the reader a good sense of being in the area ( PNG) also very amusing and humorous."
Those who read one novel inevitably read them all.