The Adventures of Sammy the Swamphen of Lord Howe Island
Join Sammy, a brave and courageous swamphen of Lord Howe Island on his many adventures. Meet his unique collection of friends from this World Heritage Island, including Tina the white tern, Willie the double-headed wrasse, Wilbur the woodhen and Sandy the swamphen who rally together to help Sammy overcome enormous obstacles. Will the Crown of Thorns destroy the coral reef? Can Sammy save Tina from Rodney and his rat gang? Will the Grommets invade the world?
About the Author
Don Mathewson is an Emeritus Professor at The Australian National University working at Mt Stromlo Observatory, Canberra. Since 1955 he has been involved in studying the Universe using optical and radio telescopes in remote parts of the world. He has made many important discoveries including that our Galaxy is part of a huge section of the local Universe being swept along at high velocity towards Centaurus. In 1993 he travelled to Lord Howe Island with his family and immediately fell in love with this World Heritage Island and its stunning array of bird, marine and plant life. They have been regular visitors to the island ever since. During long walks on the island through this magical world of lush rainforests of kentia palm, blackbutt and pandanus, Don’s imagination was redirected from solving cosmic puzzles to telling the story of The Adventures of Sammy Swamphen of Lord Howe Island.