Gary WhatmanMemoir, Travel, Family
Gary Whatman is the author of 'Living with an Angel', which contains his memoirs and a biography of Pam, his wife. Pam is the kindest, bravest, most intelligent person Gary has ever met. She is the angel. Gary has 30 years’ experience in writing, largely government reports. His blunt, evidence-based approach was strongly influenced by Pam and her belief that ‘honesty is the best policy’. When Gary and Pam met in the New Zealand summer of 1974/75 they seemed to be playing out a modern-day fairy tale. As if under a magic spell, they became instant, lifelong soul mates. Over the next 45 years they travelled the world together, frequently to very unusual or remote locations. Some of their astonishing adventures are revealed in ‘Living with an Angel’. But then tragedy struck and changed their lives forever. Gary is retired now and lives in his home in Canberra, Australia. He spends a lot of time hiking the many tracks around the ‘bush capital’. He has a son and daughter who often go with him on bush walks.