Australia’s only 50-year-old Test cricketer

In the old days of Ashes tours when ambassadorial duties demanded the packing of dinner suits and a supply of quality dress shirts, it was felt Bert Ironmonger lacked the necessary social graces to successfully represent his country overseas.  He mowed lawns for a living. He’d lost half his forefinger in a farming accident as […]

Dainty Ironmonger, a new biography

Dainty, the story of Bert Ironmonger by the awardwinning Max Bonnell is currently also in production… via my publishing arm Dainty is the extraordinary story of an ordinary man: a council gardener who, despite a terrible childhood injury to his hand, emerged from a remote farm in Queensland to become, at the age of […]