Stalwarts of the Australian travel industry will b

first_imgStalwarts of the Australian travel industry will be saddened to hear of the passing of Malcolm Andrews, affectionately described by his mate David Ellis as ‘… fellow travel writer, wonderful travelling companion and, let’s face it, good all-round bloke who loved a chat.’David has been kind enough to keep Malcolm’s many travel industry mates and colleagues apprised of Malcolm’s recent illness and hospitalisation just a few weeks ago and now, sadly, to inform us of his death on Monday 10 October 2018 at Port Macquarie Hospital in NSW. It is a sad, sad day as we who knew Malcolm feel the pain of his loss, and Australia sees the passing of one of the most amazing writers this country has ever produced: who else could lay claim to having written twenty-six books, spent five years working with the US State Department’s Radio Free Europe in Munich in the 1970s beaming broadcasts across the Iron Curtain, and had a daily column with the Sydney Daily Telegraph for over five years in the 1980s?Malcolm was also Australian correspondent for Britain’s Rugby Leaguer and League Express – during which time he was credited with writing more words annually about Rugby League than any other journalist in the world!For almost 30 years he wrote a regular column in Australia’s Turf Monthly, picking up several awards at the time for his contribution to Australian horse racing and, in more recent times, wrote a weekly, chatty-style column for some Australian regional newspapers, all while he criss-crossed the world.DAVID ELLISIMAGE: Malcolm – left – at his favourite spot at the Top of the Yacht Bar aboard mega motor-cruiser SeaDream II, with David Ellis, on a sailing in the Mediterran … SeaDream became his great love after a couple of media Famils with David, and he undertook five or six sailings at his own cost over recent years. Malcolm Edwardsobituarytravelvalewriterlast_img read more