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The Year of the Hornbill Hugh Wilson

The Year of the Hornbill

Hugh Wilson

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Hugh Wilson was in his last year at school when he first heard about the British Volunteer Service Overseas scheme.A few months later he was in Sarawak, teaching at a first class secondary school, living with other volunteer teachers of all races,MoreHugh Wilson was in his last year at school when he first heard about the British Volunteer Service Overseas scheme.A few months later he was in Sarawak, teaching at a first class secondary school, living with other volunteer teachers of all races, and learning much - so very much - from his Dyak and Chinese pupils.He watched, with distaste, the commercial drones who guzzle and grizzle in European clubs. He listened, incredulously, to missionaries expounding an outmoded Victorian evangelism. He shared joy and laughter, the life of his students, at school and in their village longhouses. To them he introduced the arts of climbing, culminating in an ascent of Mt Kinabalu, 13,455 feet.He writes modestly, but with vigour and a strong sense of fun. If all New Zealands VSO appointments are as successful as his, there is hope yet for ultimate peace and understanding between the white races of Australia and New Zealand, and the brown races of Southeast Asia.