About the Author
JAMES CUMES: Dr James Cumes, B.A. (Q'land), Graduate of School of Diplomatic Studies (Canberra), Ph.D (London). Born Rosewood, Queensland, Edu. Wooloowin SS & Brisbane Grammar, Served with Australian Army in Papua & Dutch New Guinea 1942-4, Dept. External/Foreign Affairs Canberra from 1944, Diplomatic Postings Paris, London, Bonn, Berlin; Chargé d'Affaires Bonn 1955-6 and Brussels 1961-5; Head, Australian Military Mission, Berlin 1956-8; High Commissioner, Nigeria, Ambassador to European Union and several individual European capitals, Permanent Representative to United Nations Vienna and UNIDO, Governor on Board of IAEA, Australian Representative at United Nations and other international conferences around the world, etc. Author of a dozen books on economics, history, government and human behaviour; and four novels, including 'Haverleigh' a story of young Australians in the Second World War and afterwards. Married to Heide Schulte von Bäuminghaus, 1 daughter (Kim Alexandra Sarah). Homes in Australia, Vienna, Monaco and Cannes.