Mark Otter


Mark Otter has been described as a ‘serial careerist’. He has been a naval officer, a diplomat, an academic, a senior officer in international development and environment organisations and, now in his semi-retirement, he has entered a new phase of his life as a swimmer, a swimming instructor and coach, and an author.

He has lived and worked in five countries in the Asia-Pacific region and Europe, and has visited countless others for both career and private purposes. Among other qualifications, all now more-or-less redundant, he holds a PhD in Political Science and International Studies from the University of Queensland.

Originally from Sydney, Mark now lives in Brisbane.

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Once Were the Happy Isles-An Account of My Adventurous and Momentous Life in Solomon Islands
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 30,750. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2018 by Austin Macauley. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
This book relates the author’s extraordinarily adventurous experiences – all absolutely true and without any exaggeration – of visiting, living, and working in the Solomon Islands, primarily as an Australian diplomat in the mid-1980s. Some of the experiences related in the book include:

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