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ItemA layman's triumphPark, M. M. ( 1989)Colonel Alfred Daniel Wintle was the quintessential Englishman. He was an infuriating chauvinistic (in the true sense of the word) eccentric bachelor-soldier who exemplified the expression “old woman” to describe a man. When he was not busy being patriotic he saw the whole of life through his monocle as one long mess-night lark. Perhaps, had the late Sir Alan Herbert learnt of Wintle’s existence earlier, he would not have found it necessary to invent Albert Haddock. He was an outdated Colonel Blimp figure and believer in the superiority of all things English at a time when the sun was beginning to set on the British Empire and Britannia no longer ruled the waves. The title of his posthumously published autobiography (“The Last Englishman”, 1968) was well-chosen. The author here relates this little man’s successful conduct of his own legal case in the House of Lords — a victory that Wintle never doubted was his due or within his grasp.
ItemJoint venture: North American emigrant possessing skills not readily available in Australia, family reunion immigrant, or native-born Australian unrelated to foreigners of the same name?Park, Malcolm McKenzie ( 1984)A comparison of joint ventures and partnership concludes that while a joint venture can be distinguished from partnership in the United States and Scotland this is not so in Australia where “joint venture” is merely a fancy pretentious alternative (and needless) variant of “partnership”.
ItemUnitized recovery of petroleum deposits in AustraliaPark, Malcolm McKenzie ( 1983)An investigation of the regime imposed upon Australian petroleum (oil and gas) producers to ensure efficient and maximised recovery. The Australian practice is founded upon North American experience although the Australian regulator is also the royalty recipient unlike the US and Canada where the fee simple land owner is the royalty recipient. The Australian regime is made up of three areas being onshore, coastal waters, and off-shore and is administered by the Federal government and the seven regional (being the six states and the Northern Territory) governments.