Rodney Liddell is a Controversial Author and self taught photographer and writer who spent years working in the mining industry on Bougainville and Western Australia.
He used his savings to photograph his numerous research projects around the world in various extremes from damp, wet jungles of Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands to the hot dry deserts of Afghanistan and Iran.
Many of his exclusive articles and photographs including Yamamoto’s wrecked bomber in the dense Bougainville jungle appeared in magazines such as Australasian Post and People.
Rodney Liddell’s greatest challenge was the ten years of researching the amazing history of Australia’s “Cape York Peninsula”. His base camp was situated at “Pilgrim Sands” in the muggy wet rainforest of Cape Tribulation, amid an environment of devastating tropical cyclonic storms, snakes, wild pigs, and even bush rats climbing up the inside wall of his tent.
It was here that the author initially spent several years writing and researching from archival documents, etc. He was shocked to learn that academics were deliberately lying and distorting the truth on Australian history in the name of political correctness. Therefore, he set about writing the truth using the very same documents they had misrepresented. Years were spent delving into Australian archives to bring out the truth that they tried to hide.
When this remarkable book “Cape York – The Savage Frontier” was first published it became “The most controversial and historically accurate book” ever written on Australian history and was such a huge success amongst the public that numerous attempts were made behind the scenes to have it banned.
Consequently it became extremely difficult to advertise through various elements of the media. They obviously had a lot to hide. Yet when the subject of aboriginal cannibalism was raised in the media, Channel 7 interviewed Rodney Liddell for their evening news and the public finally had the facts correct.
An attempt was also alleged to have been made by corrupt politicians to have the book totally banned in Australia through the Australian Federal Parliament .
All these attempts to silence the truth have now failed and the book is more popular than ever.
With the success of “Cape York – The Savage Frontier” the author went on to write the beautiful story of “Children of Destiny” that had been on his heart for 40 years. The author was one of the original 86 world famous children known as the “Hopewood Children of Australia”.
However this book was also considered too controversial and the major women’s magazines refused to review it. The Hopewood children were raised on a diet of natural foods and were free of vaccinations and fluoride and consequently they became the healthiest children ever documented in the Western world.
- Rodney Liddell at the National Library of Australia
- On Cape York Forums
- Referred to on Indigenous Australians, Wiki