Everald Compton is an 88-year-old Australian who has for all his life had a consuming interest in the history and politics of his homeland.
This has been highlighted by the success of his bestselling book THE MAN ON THE TWENTY DOLLAR NOTES which tells the inspirational life of Flynn of the Inland, pioneer of the Royal Flying Doctor Service.
He is well known as the founder of National Seniors Australia, the largest community institution in the nation advocating the needs of older Australians, and as the founder of the Inland Railway project that will link Melbourne and Darwin.
He received the Order of Australia in 1992 for his services to the community and the Centenary Medal in 2001 for his services to the Transport Industry.
He is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Queensland and an Honorary Senior Fellow of the University of the Sunshine Coast. He has on two occasions served as an Adjunct Professor at the Queensland University of Technology.
He has served as an Elder of the Uniting Church for more than six decades and for half a century has been a regular visitor to The Australian Parliament where he has many personal friends among MP’s from all political parties.
He is Chairman of ACTS, the community service arm of the Aspley Uniting Church which is a beneficiary of the royalties on sales of this book.
In DINNER WITH THE FOUNDING FATHERS, he has vividly captured the drama and excitement that surrounded the creation of the Commonwealth of Australia in 1901.
He lives in Brisbane with his wife Helen.