20 years ago - the Bali bombing

The 20th anniversary almost coincides with the release of Umar Patek, one of the bombers who participated in building the bomb - 200+ people killed, 80+ Australians, and many many hideously burned and scarred. One of the great things to emerge from that time comes from Fiona Wood, the British-born Australian plastic surgeon who invented the spray-on skin technology and treated 28 of the Australian survivors, some of them with 90% skin burns. She was awarded OA and declared Australian of the year in 2005.

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Retired but teaching and studying every day, travelling whenever I can and at home wherever I happen to be. From a small family but wishing I were part of a larger one. My students are scattered all over the world, as is my family. Language is a part [read more]