Rob Mundle

Rob Mundle is an internationally recognised Australian author and journalist, television commentator, newspaper and magazine writer, competitive sailor and community leader.

After leaving school on Sydney's northern beaches he became the first cadet journalist employed in the Sydney office of the national daily newspaper, The Australian, in its initial year of publication. He trained as a general news reporter, but from the very early days he was able to combine his passion for sailing and boating with his career path. He has been involved with boating all his life and started sailboat racing when aged 11.

He has been a reporter and columnist on sailing and general boating for the Daily Mirror, the Sunday Mirror and The Australian. In the 1980′s he established a career in television as a reporter, commentator and, at one stage, was the prime-time news weatherman on the TEN network in Sydney. He was also a reporter and weatherman for 'Good Morning Australia'. He has reported for television and/or newspapers on seven America's Cup matches (including the live international television coverage of Australia's historic win in 1983), four Olympics and numerous other major events, including the Sydney-Hobart classic for more than 30 years.

He has sailed in the Sydney-Hobart on three occasions and was responsible for the highly successful introduction of the Laser and J/24 sailboat classes to Australia. He is an organiser of Australia's largest keelboat regatta – Audi Hamilton Island Race Week – and founded Hayman Island Big Boat Series, a regatta recognised at the time as being comparable with some of the best in the world. He is the only Australian member of the America's Cup Hall of Fame Selection Committee and a Director of the Australian National Maritime Museum's Maritime Foundation.

AOS Naval Non Fiction

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Year  Book  Comment
  Bligh: Master Mariner Explores the career of the famous captain of the Bounty
  Flinders The man who mapped Australia
  Cook aka
Captain James Cook
A Biography of the famous explorer
  The First Fleet The convoy of 11 ships that left England to found Australia

AOS Other Non Fiction

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Year  Book  Comment
  Great South Land aka
Dampier, the Dutch and the Great South Land
How Dutch sailors discovered New Holland and left Australia to a British pirate
  Under Full Sail How the mighty clipper ships transformed Australia from convict outpost to a nation.

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