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Post No 17: Anecdotes and Apochrypha: The New Guinea Artisans: Magenta Moment No. 2 at U.T.,S.

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Post No 17: Anecdotes and Apochrypha: The New Guinea Artisans: Magenta Moment No. 2 at U.T.,S.

Stanley Ashmore-Smith was the Assistant Registrar at U.T.,S. and was affronted by the rather sleazy affaire another senior member of staff was having with one of his subordinates. Stan seemed to take it personally because of the immorality (the man was married with children) but mainly because of the conflict of interest and consequent unfairness.

A rather unpleasant woman was rising in seniority very rapidly and riding roughshod over those under her auspices. She was grossly inefficient and in order to disguise that fact she had her staff do her work for her.

When a highly functional member of her staff tried to escape by applying for other positions, this woman was extremely derogatory in the references she provided – always late, untrustworthy, lazy (a perfect example of projection). Fortunately, in her application for a position in Student Services, justice prevailed because someone whispered the truth. And she proved to be a gem.

U.T.,S frequently appointed artists-in-residence although they resided elsewhere because there was no accommodation on the premises. Stanley appointed two New Guinea artists, and they did reside or rather camp, on the premises. They came from the Highlands and, being much overwhelmed by Sydney, they rarely left the main tower block (More next time)

About the Author:

I will soon be 81 years old and tickled pink to be still upright. I have a good life. I still see clients, mainly in their own homes. I attend a lot of congresses, conferences and training sessions (never too old to learn). My apartment sits across from the north end of Maroubra Beach with 270 deg. views. There is always something intriguing to gaze at – the whales and dolphins twice a year, the stand-up paddle boarders, the surfers, the walkers, the beautiful surf in all its moods. Every morning two lorikeets come for their wholemeal bread. I often sit on the balcony and cook lunch on my portable grill, sitting amongst pots of lettuce, spinach, eggplant, tomatoes, chillies, and herbs: French tarragon, bayleaf, basil, rosemary, oregano, marjoram, thyme, mint and parsley. Throw a handful of herbs on every meal. My wonderful son has an equally lovely wife and three sons, 18, 16 and 14. They are the joy of my life as are my many good friends (some dating back to primary school) and colleagues. I was divorced, and later had two very dear partners, now deceased. One of them was Bill Peach; many of you may remember him. I was with him for 15 years until he died in 2013. He infected me with the travel bug, with many overseas and domestic Journeys taking place each year. The other long-term relationship left me with a taste for champagne, good wine, gourmet food and the Opera. Most of my life I have played tennis and golf, surfed (even in winter) and skied overseas and locally. Slowing down a bit now, love to see a film and do cryptic crosswords and sudoko. Passionate about bridge. I feel I have been very fortunate and would like to continue in that vein. Fingers crossed.