A note about ordering and delivery prior to Anzac Day:

We are currently processing a high volume of orders in the lead-up to Anzac Day. Every effort will be made to ensure you receive your products and/or reproduction material prior to Anzac Day (25 April), however we ask that you place all orders by the cut-off dates (listed below):

For Memorial Collection (image, film, sound) orders: Sunday 24 March.
For Shop (books, merchandise) orders: Sunday 7 April.

Please note: Delivery cannot be guaranteed for any orders placed after the cut-off dates.

If you require assistance with your order, please contact the eSales team directly – email esales@awm.gov.au or phone (02) 6243 4555.

A Memoir of Arabia

Alex McGoldrick SHOP:9780958022613

From 1988 to 1991, Alex McGoldrick lived in Riyadh as Australian Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, the emirates of the Persian Gulf, the Sultanate of Oman and the Yeman.

Observing first hand the Gulf War and its effects on Saudi Arabia and the other Gulf states, this memoir also casts an eye on Saudi society: the influence of Wahabbist Islam and the strict application of sharia law and the difficulties facing expatriates living under it.

It has much to say about the work of the Australian Embassy and the problems that can arise in dealing with the Saudi authorities - not least those associated with the rejection in 1989 of shipments of Australian sheep that led to long-term suspension of the trade.

Soft cover, 110 pages.

Related Items

  1. Japanese Army Operations in the South Pacific Area

    New Britain and Papua campaigns, 1942-43. The first published translation of sections of the 'War history series' (Senshi sosho), the official history...

  2. Fire at sea: HMAS Westralia 1998

    On the morning of 5 May 1998, HMAS Westralia proceeded to sea. As the engines were brought to full power hoses burst. Flames erupted and thick, black ...

  3. Quiet and loyal spirit: commemorating Chinese Australian military service

    Chinese were among the first settlers as members of the first fleet in 1788. Since the gold rush in the nineteenth century Chinese Australians have co...