Broomhead, Richard

Richard Broomhead is a retired Qantas pilot who lives near Noosa Heads in Queensland Australia.

At fourteen he moved to Papua New Guinea with his parents. After a chance meeting with ‘The King of the Western Isles’ he accepted the position of relieving manager for six months on a copra plantation in the remote islands. He stayed for two years, the adventure that is the basis for this book. He later worked in the Papua New Guinea Highlands as a coffee buyer and went on to gain his Pilot’s licence and begin his aeronautical career.

The author is available for press and media interviews and can be contacted through the publisher, Joshua Books via or call

John Bannister direct on 07 5493 1700.

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