Have SIROTEM, will travel One of the pluses of our profession is that it can involve international travel, sometimes to exotic places. Since part of my career involved global promotion of geophysical instruments I did, indeed, get plenty of travel. In fact, for a 30 year period from 1972 to 2002, I made a total of 99 international trips from my various places of residence, involving 170 countries and 228 cities. The most trips in any one year from Australia was seven, in 1983, involving 11 countries. Many years involved four and five trips per year. Many trips involved participation in conferences and exhibitions. They included, in all, twelve EAGE meetings, ten SEGs, six SAGEEP meetings and at least seven other well-known conferences. Often I attended more than one conference in the same year. The “others”included the 1977, 1997 and 2007 Decennial conferences in Canada, the 1st and 3rd International Conferences on Petroleum Geophysics in India, several in China, and numerous Prospectors and Developers Conferences (PDACs) in Canada. One of the most memorable conferences that I attended was the geophysical symposium in Xian in 1986, sponsored by the Geological Society of China. It was attended by many well-known “waiguoren”from other countries. The Aussies included Bob Smith, John Stanley, Pat Cuneen, Noel Mattocks and Tony Howland-Rose, all ASEG Members. We appear in a photo of all 330 participants taken by a rotating camera while we were seated in a semi-circle. The photo is 166 cm long and a rare print adorned my office wall. The first of my 15 visits to China was in 1974, which was during the“cultural revolution”and Chairman Mao still alive. I was part of a trade mission and our delegation included Harry Seigel, then President of Scintrex and Sheldon Breiner, then President of Geometrics. We visited“Canton”, Shanghai and Beijing and were treated as VIPs everywhere we went. At our exhibition in Shanghai, 1000 factory workers were bussed in each hour for three days to ensure we would be satisfied with attendance. My one and only trip to Rangoon, Burma was in 1987.There were only two hotels available, and we preferred the“2 rat”hotel over the“3 rat”hotel. I did see one of the two rats in my room on a couple of nights. I know that some other ASEG Members travelled as much as I did as I saw them repeatedly at conferences (Des Fitzgerald, Koya Suto, etc.). I am sure they also benefited from the one great advantage of all this travel, namely the large number of friendships formed, many of them long-lasting. One in particular, for me, is my translator for most of my visits to China. He got to know my SIROTEM paper so well that he could give it without me speaking. He now resides in Sydney and we still get together from time to time. Roger Henderson history@aseg.org.au Geoscientists recognised in Australia Day 2019 Honours List Officer (AO) in the General Division of the Order of Australia Professor Ross Large, for distinguished service to education, and to scientific research in the field of economic geology, and to professional societies. Emeritus Professor Brian Kennett, for distinguished service to the earth sciences as a leading academic and researcher, particularly in the field of seismology. Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia Dr Chris Pigram for significant service to public administration, particularly through scientific leadership roles. Emeritus Professor Michael Knight, for significant service to scientific education, particularly to hydrogeology and groundwater management. Medal (OAM) of the Order Of Australia in the General Division Dr Jon Hronsky, for service to the mining sector. Congratulations from the ASEG!! Roger Henderson with colleagues after demonstrating the use of SIROTEM in Niger in 1992. 14 PREVIEW People News FEBRUARY 2019