After writing a Walkely Award winning article for the Weekend Australian magazine, journalist Mark Whittaker, wanted to find out what 5 people had done to be awarded the Cross of Valour, Australia's highest decoration for bravery. Mark subsequently interviewed Allan and the 4 other Cross of Valour recipients. He wrote a powerful and fascinating article. Mark credits Allan for being the inspiration for his new book 'Brave' that tells the story of 29 other Australians and their extraordinary acts of heroism.
BRAVE - Mark Whittaker - Pan McMillan Publishers.
A bit about the Author, Mark Whittaker;
Mark Whittaker is the author or co-author of eight books, including Sins of the Brother: The definitive Story of Ivan Milat and The backpacker murders, The Road to Mount Buggery: A Journey through the Curiously Named Places of Australia, and Love and Death in Kathmandu: A Strange Tale of Royal Murder. In 2005, he won the Walkley Award for magazine feature writing for a story in the Weekend Australian magazine about the people who ran into a burning daycare centre to save the children inside. Mark lives on the New South Wales south coast with his wife and sometimes co-author, Amy Willesee, and their two children