Talented Veterans…John Cunnington & Lonnie Brabender

The veteran community is blessed with many fine artists.

On this page we will highlight as many of these artists as we can.

If you have a talent you would like to add to this page please do not hesitate to contact the VVAASC. We are going to highlight all talents so if you are into painting or any of the arts we may be able to use them to show everyone your particular talent.


Click the play button to listen to a moving poem by one of our own veterans John Seagg. The poem is entitled “Not Real Soldiers” and is spoken by Lonnie Brabender.

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John Cunnington’s New Book

John Cunnington's New Book

John Cunnington’s New Book

Ricochet Editor, John Cunnington’s latest novel, The Thirteenth Secret, has just been released. This work of crime fiction is a thrilling page-turning read from start to finish.

When it came to the extremes of criminal behavior, Senior Probation Office, Sebastian Kuhl had seen it all…. or thought he had. A chance comment by a former client sparks a chain of events that tears his world apart. Nothing can prepare him for the journey ahead. As the carnage mounts, Seb is confronted by the realisation that only a fine line separates good from evil.

For his own survival he is forced to reassess his commitment to the law and draw upon his military training.

John Cunnington's Thirteenth Secret

John Cunnington’s Thirteenth Secret

This is an enthralling expose of the human spirit and one man’s determination to discover the truth. Set within the Queensland Justice System of the early 1980’s it’s an amalgam of bizarre twists and turns, murder and deceit, sprinkled with Aussie larrikinism.

The Thirteenth Secret would make a great gift. Autographed copies can be purchased from John on 0754933513 or by email on hookin1947@gmail.com

Alternatively books can be ordered through Angus and Robertson, Caloundra or from the publisher www.zeus-publications.com

John’s much acclaimed first novel, The Way The Dice Fall, an account of five conscripts experiences during the Vietnam War era, is also still available for purchase. This novel can be purchased directly from John or through the Zeus Publication’s web site. The Australian War Memorial bookshop also has a few copies in stock.



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    • SJ on February 20, 2019 at 10:17 am
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    Good on you grandad!! Love You heaps!

    • Helen Ingram on July 2, 2015 at 11:07 am
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    Hello! Have just finished reading Portrait of an Angel, which I very much enjoyed. Great to read a book mainly set in Queensland! Do you have an email address for John please?
    Thank you, Helen Ingram

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