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Fred Smith’s Australian story now online

johnboy 8 October 2013 1


As previewed here local diplomat and musician Fred Smith was featured on the ABC’s Australian Story last night.

If you missed it, it’s now online:

Fred Smith has been described as ‘Australia’s secret weapon’ in international diplomacy.

As a career diplomat, he’s represented Australia in Bougainville and more recently in Afghanistan.

But it’s his second career as a musician that came to the fore in Uruzgan province, when he wrote a song about the death of Australian soldier Ben Ranaudo.

“Dust in Uruzgan” captured the hearts of many serving in Afghanistan and a second song, “Sapper’s Lullaby” has become an anthem for soldiers and their families.

Now, with Australian forces about to depart Afghanistan, this is the story of a diplomat with a difference.

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GardeningGirl 10:35 am 09 Oct 13

Saw it on Monday, great story!

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