Robert graduated in Geology from Melbourne University in 1961and spent many years as a field geologist and later as a wide roving consultant travelling to many parts of the world. He still runs a consultancy and has drawn on his experiences to write two light hearted books with a strong geological theme. This is the first one he has turned into an e-book. A second book "Kiwis Sinners and Saints" is in preparation. Robert has two grown up children and apart from writing his main hobby is singing. He has produced several CDs including one on Australian ballads.