Our work is fully described in the following articles:
'Cultural Deprivation and Language Defect. Australian Psychologist, 1970.
Action Research: A Preschool for Rural Aborigines and Europeans. Australian Psychologist, 1970 * Intervention in Cultural Deprivation: The Comparative Success of a Preschool Experiment. Australian Psychologist, 1971. * The Question of Aboriginal Intelligence: The First Three Years of the Bourke Preschool Experiment. Medical Journal of Australia, 1973. * While in Bourke, which is on the beautiful Darling River, I caught some little freshwater shrimp and took them back to Sydney, where I kept them in an aquarium. After observing these cute creatures for some months, as the weather warmed, their behaviour changed and they mated, displaying remarkable behaviour which had not previously been observed. This story appeared in:
Reproductive Behaviour in Captive Freshwater Shrimp Machrobrachium Australiense Holthius. Australian Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research, 1973
While in Sydney I married and we returned to Tucson where I worked for a while with the Model Indian Preschool at the Department of Education at the U of A. This fascinating job took me to most of the Native American preschools around Arizona. After a couple of years there i transferred to La Frontera Centre in South Tucson and worked there as a psychologist, for several years. Our first child Kate was born during this time.
Returning to Adelaide, Australia in 1978, our second child Carrie was born. I found a position in research at the Flinders Medical Centre. We were studying stress in families. The results were published in the following paper:
Personality and Other Factors Affecting Stress in Families. Australian Journal of Family Therapy, 2:2. 1981.
The findings from this research caught my interest and I continued, with support from the Dibden Research Unit at Glenside Hospital, to pursue various lines of enquiry. What caught my interest was the claim, at the time was that married women scored higher than married men in neuroticism, and therefore marriage was bad for women. Somehow, this conclusion seemed somewhat awry to me. The following papers resulted:
Factors Correlated with Neuroticism Scores for Married Women. Journal of Marriage and the Family, May 1982.
Wives Higher Neuroticism Scores: Some more relevant Factors. J. Personality and Individual Differences. 1985. Mental Health in Marriage: The Roles of Need for Affiliation, Sensitivity to Rejection and Other Factors. (American) Journal of Clinical Psychology 1986.
About 1983 I began working for the State Government of S. Australia as a Senior Clinical Psychologist (specializing in childhood and family problems), first at Port Augusta and later at Elizabeth South, near Adelaide.
Shortly before retiring, in 1990 I spent another year associated with a Flinders Medical Centre research group where I was able to publish the following paper:
Sleep Difficulties, Pain and other Correlates. Journal of Internal Medicine (formerly Acta Medica Scandanavica), 1991.
* These articles were reproduced in "The Psychology of Aboriginal Australians". Editor George Kearny, 1972 and also in "Child Development", Editor D.J. Pallant, 1975.
I suppose once you get used to writing articles, it gets to be a bit of a habit, so shortly after retirement I wrote up our family history in
Illawarra Ancestors and Relatives. This is a family history of the Morrows, Moffitts, Armstrongs and related families as they lived in the Illawarra region in the 19th century. 1994
As my father encouraged in me a love of woodwork, while I was working at Port Augusta, I joined the Pichi Richi Railway in Quorn, South Australia where I volunteer as a carriage builder, rebuilding and restoring beautiful old wooden carriages for their tourist trains. My two daughters and their friends spent many happy hours up there with me, during their school holidays. See us at https://www.pichirichirailway.org.au/
I have also been part of the executive team on the Carl Jung Society in Adelaide, during the early 1990s My time at the Jung Institute in Zurich, prior to attending the U. of A. was an important part of my psychological journey.