My Resume: 1943 to 2013


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In addition to my standard resume found below, my Baha’i resume is also found here, as is: (a) a list of subjects I taught while lecturing and teaching in post-secondary schools and colleges in Australia, (b) a list of essays and articles I have published and (c) some relevant bio-data. Once used to apply for jobs from the early 1960s to the early years of this third millennium, this evolving document is now an archive that I update occasionally for internet use in these middle years(65-75) of my late adulthood, a period developmental psychologists generally define as one’s stage in the lifespan from the age of 60 to 80. This document is 30 pages in length in a font 14. Readers with little time are advised to skim and/or scan the more than 7000 words contained therein as suits their taste, interests and needs.

This document was sent to the National Baha’i Archives of Australia(NBAA) to assist in providing a context for the collection of my letters(1960 to 2010) which I sent to them in 2010. This document could also be useful in providing a base of facts for anyone writing my obituary after my passing in the years to come.

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My Resume: 1943 to 2013

  1. 1. RESUME AND RELEVANT APPENDICES OF RON PRICE Preamble: In addition to my standard resume found below, my Baha’i resume is also found here, as is: (a) a list of subjects I taught while lecturing and teaching in post- secondary schools and colleges in Australia, (b) a list of essays and articles I have published and (c) some relevant bio-data. Once used to apply for jobs from the early 1960s to the early years of this third millennium, this evolving document is now an archive that I update occasionally for internet use in these middle years(65- 75) of my late adulthood, a period developmental psychologists generally define as one’s stage in the lifespan from the age of 60 to 80. This document is 30 pages in length in a font 14. Readers with little time are advised to skim and/or scan the more than 7000 words contained therein as suits their taste, interests and needs. This document was sent to the National Baha’i Archives of Australia(NBAA) to assist in providing a context for the collection of my letters(1960 to 2010) which I sent to them in 2010. This document could also be useful in providing a base of facts for anyone writing my obituary after my passing in the years to come. __________________________________________________________________ A. My Ascribed Roles in the Lifespan: grandson, son, nephew, cousin, father, step-father, uncle, grandfather, step-grandfather, husband and male among others. B. My Achieved Roles in the Lifespan: writer and editor, poet and publisher, essayist and author, journalist and independent scholar, teacher and lecturer, student and tutor as well as many other roles. These other roles are found in section 4 below, roles I held at different times since beginning my employment life in 1961. __________________________________________________________________ 1.1 Academic Qualifications * Bachelor of Arts(Sociology) McMaster University Hamilton Ontario Canada 1966 *B. Ed.(Primary School Training) Windsor Teachers’ College Windsor Ontario Canada 1967 1
  2. 2. * MA(Qualifying Thesis) University of Queensland St Lucia Queensland Australia 1988 1.2 Professional Qualifications * Post Graduate Diploma in Education Windsor University Windsor Ontario Canada 1967 * Certificate of Integrated Studies Education Department of Ontario Toronto Ontario Canada 1970 1.3 Further Studies(Qualifications Partly Completed) * Advanced Diploma in Education University of Adelaide Adelaide South Australia 1973 -comparative education unit * Master of Educational Administration University of New England Armadale NSW 1975 to 1978 -comparative education, organization theory and practice, educational administration, open education and history of education units * Diploma in Personnel Management and Industrial Relations Tasmanian College of Advanced Education Launceston Tasmania 1980 -organizational behaviour-3 units * Graduate Diploma in Multicultural Education Armadale College of Advanced Education Armadale NSW 1983 -language and society unit; presented paper at residential school. * Graduate Diploma in Religious Education South Australian College of Advanced Education Adelaide South Australia 1984 to 1986 2
  3. 3. -Religious symbols and symbolism, sociology of education, the Bible as literature, moral education, Islam and principles of religious education units. *MA(Qualifying thesis) -The Routinization of Charisma in the Baha’i Faith 1.4 Transcripts and Grades * Transcripts are available on request, originals or copies. * A summary of my academic record would read: Matriculation(B), BA(C), Dip. Ed.(B), Post-Graduate Studies(2 distinctions, 5 credits, 1 pass(B) and 10 pass(C) grades. 1.5 Teaching Qualifications and Registrations * Teaching Certificate(Primary) Windsor Teachers’ College 1967. * Registered with the Primary, Secondary and Technical Teachers Registration Boards of Victoria in 1975. * Granted permanency with DEVET (now Dept of Training and Employment) in Western Australia in June 1992. * Teaching, lecturing and tutoring in universities and colleges of advanced education, as I did from 1974 to 1978, did not require any formal registration. One got one’s job on the basis of qualifications and, of course, an interview. 1.6 Professional Memberships and Eligibility * Secondary School Teachers Union of Western Australia: 1987 to 1999. Branch secretary for four of those years at Hedland College and the Thornlie Campus of the Southeast Metropolitan College of Tafe now Swan College of Tafe. * Australian Association of Educational Administration: 1975 and 1976 * Australian Institute of Welfare Workers, eligible but did not become a member. 2. PUBLICATIONS: 2.1 Articles and Reviews: Journals/Websites 1.*Essays, Interviews and Articles on the Internet at: 1.1 The Baha'i Academic Resource Library also entitled Bahá'í Library Online has several hundred items posted there, 1995 to 2010; and at 1.2 An estimated 6000 other internet sites containing many millions of my words at: posts, essays, articles, ebooks, books, debates and general responses to the writings of others: 2001-2010. 2. * "A History of the Baha'i Faith in the Northern Territory: 1947-1997," Northern Lights, 32 Instalments, 2000-2003. 3
  4. 4. 3. * Periodic Articles in "Newsletters," Regional Teaching Committees of the NSA of the Baha'is of Australia Inc., 1971-2001. 4. * Periodic Articles/Letters, Baha'i Canada and The Australian Baha'i Bulletin now The Australian Baha’i: 1971-2006. 5. * "Memorials of the Faithful," Baha'i Studies Review, September 2001. 6. * "Review of Two Chapbooks: The Poetry of Tony Lee," Arts Dialogue, June 2001. 7. * "Asia and the Lost Poems: The Poetry of Anthony Lee," Art 'n Soul, a Website for Poets and Poetry, January 2000. 8. * "The Passionate Artist," Australian Baha'i Studies, Vol.2, 2000. 9. * "Memorials of the Faithful," Australian Baha'i Studies, Vol.1, No.2, 1999, p.102 and uplifting, 2005-6. 10. * "Poetry of Ron Price: An Overview," ABS Newsletter, No.38, September 1997. 11. * "Thomas a Kempis, Taherzadeh and the Day of Judgement," Forum, Vol.3, No 1, 1994, pp.1-3. 12. * "Forward", An Introduction to Occasions of Grace: Poems and Portrayals, Roger White, George Ronald, Oxford, 1993. 13. * "The Inner Life and the Environment", a paper presented at Murdoch University at the Baha’i Studies Conference in April 1990 and published in The Environment: Our Common Heritage, Monograph No.5, 1994, pp.118-131. 14. * "The History of a Dream: A Tribute to Persistence", Office of Tafe Publication in Western Australia, 1988, pp.5-6. 15. * "Response", Dialogue, Vol.2, No.1, 1986, pp.3-4. 16. * "Homeward Bound", Dialogue, Vol.1, No. 1, 1985, pp.37-38. 17. * "Happiness", Herald of the South, Vol.11, 1985, pp.26-27. 18. * "Perspectives on Multiculturalism", Residential School Papers: May to July 1983, Centre for Multicultural Studies, Armidale CAE, pp.24-28. 19. * "Who Plays the Music in Your Dreams?", Dream International, 1983, Vol.1, No.3, p.31. 20. * "Consultative Decision Making", Northern News, Darwin, December, 1983. 21. "The Baha'i Faith: A Series of 4 Articles," Student Magazine, Ballarat College of Advanced Education, 1977-78. 22. “The Baha’i Faith: 4 Articles,” Tasmanian CAE Publication, Launceston, 1974. 23. Many others: the list is too long to include here. 2.2. Articles and Reviews: Newspapers 150 articles of about 800 words each have appeared in the following newspapers and magazines in 1983-1986. 4
  5. 5. Katherine Advertiser.....150,000 words Katherine Times................2,000 words Barkley Regional..................300 words Launceston Examiner...........300 words The Tasmanian.................... 300 words The Northern News .............300 words Cosmos.................................500 words Zirius....................................500 words Ballarat CAE.....................2,500 words(5 articles) Newspapers on Internet...20,000 words In 2005 I began posting items at online newspapers and now have postings at: 2.3 Online Newspapers and Journals 1. The New York Times 2. Nashuatelegraph 3. International Viewpoint 4. Persian Journal 5. The Australian 6. Career Journal 7. The Canadian Poetry Association 8. World Chronicle 9. Contemporary Literature 10. European History 11. Medieval History 12. Writers in Touch 13. Arkansas Poets Society 14. Dream Journal 15. Many others, too many to list here. 2.4 Online Message Boards, Blogs and Forums: Approximately 6000 online sites. List available on request at my email address: 2.5 Poetry Poetry published in the following publications: 1. Artgender 2. The Southern Gazette 3. Herald of the South 5
  6. 6. 4. Katherine Advertiser 5. four W No.6: Selected Works-Charles Sturt University 6. The Southern Gazette 7. Australian Baha’i Bulletin 8. The Liquid Mirror 9. Baha'i Canada 10. ABS Newsletter 11. Australian Baha'i Studies Journal 12. World Order: Anthology 2.6 Online Poetry Sites 1. Approximately 400 internet sites have poetry that I have written in one or more of the several sub-sections that occupy each of these sites. An estimated forty poetry magazines on the Internet have published my poetry. 2. A comprehensive list of these poetry sites where I have work published is available on request, if required. 2.7 Manuals 1. Twenty-five in-house training manuals in the management studies program for Headland College and the Open College of Tafe in Katherine in the Northern Territory.(70 page average length of each manual: 1982-1986) 2. Sixty study guides for the Perth Campus of the Central Metropolitan College of Tafe and the Thornlie Campus of the Southeast Metropolitan College of Tafe in a wide range of General Studies and Human Service subjects.(40 pages average length: 1988-1999) Note: these colleges now have different names. 3. Six manuals for classes at The School for Seniors in George Town: 1999-2005. 4. See the list of subjects taught in Appendix B below. This list includes the subjects for which these manuals were produced. Note: Total numbers of manuals produced are approximate only. 2.8 Books, Essays and Letters 2.8.1 Books Complete: Published: 1. The Emergence of a Baha'i Consciousness in World Literature: The Poetry of Roger White. This is a collection of essays written from 1988 to 2002: 150,000 words, 300 pages(approx). * Published by Juxta Publications and The Baha'i Academics Resource Library. Can be downloaded free of charge at either of these sites. Also available as an ebook at and eBookMall. A soft cover copy in several volumes is available at 6
  7. 7. 2. Pioneering Over Four Epochs: An Autobiographical Study and a Study in Autobiography, 6th edition: 2600 pages in 5 volumes at: (1) (2) has been reviewed by the Review Office of the NSA of the Baha’is of the USA with permission to post on the internet; and (3) eBookMall which has this book in eBook form in an 1800 page abridged version for $2.98; (c) many parts of this work are found at innumerable sites on the internet; and (d) a hard copy of an 800 page 3rd edition of this book has been at the Baha’i World Centre Library since 2004. 2.8.2 Books Incomplete: Unpublished: 1. Twelve attempts at a novel in the years 1983 to 2005. The longest single attempt was 30,000 words. All of these attempts are kept on file and are available on request, if desired. 2. Several of my internet postings at the Baha’i Library Online could be made into books. These postings are found at several sub-sections of this site under: 2.1 Essays and internet postings 2.2 Poems and Poetry 2.3 Histories, memoirs, interviews 2.4 Biographies 2.5 Personal Letters 2.6 Articles, papers, unpublished 2.7 Books, Articles and Other Media 2.8.3 Essays Complete: Unpublished: 1. An autobiographical collection of over 200 essays: 1979 to 2011 2. See section 2.8.2 above sub-section 2.1 2.8.4 Essays Complete: Published: 1. Essays 1977-2011: A collection of over 300 essays. Too long to include here. See Appendix B. 2.8.5 Letters Complete: Unpublished: 1. 1961-2011. A collection of 50 volumes(arch-lever files and 2-ring binders) of letters, emails and posts on the internet, an estimated 5000 items. See Baha’i Library Online, listed above in section 2.8.2(2.5) for a lengthy introduction to this collection. 7
  8. 8. 2.6 Booklets 2.6.1 Complete: Unpublished: 1. 67 booklets of poetry: 100-120 poems per booklet, written from 1980 to 2011, over 6700 poems. 2.7 Websites 1. Several million words in several genres: essays, narrative, interviews, book reviews, poetry, letters, emails and a wide range of various types of postings and responses to the writing of others are located at over 6000 websites on the Internet. 2. See the 3rd edition of my website at: This is a site of some 450,000 words and the equivalent of six books at 75,000 words/book; the 4th edition went online in March 2011 and contains/gives readers access to a total of 50 books at 75,000 words/book. 3. An outline of the developmental process that led to this slowly acquired publishing outlet and a list of some 6000 sites is available under separate cover by writing to me at my email address: 2.8 Collections of My Poetry and Essays in Libraries: 2.8.1 Poetry 1. Baha'i World Centre Library, Baha'i World Centre, PO Box 31 001, Haifa Israel: 5000 poems. 2. Canadian National Baha'i Centre Library, 7200 Leslie Street, Thornhill, Ontario, L#T 6L8 Canada, 300 poems. 3. Australian National Baha'i Centre Library, Sydney, Australia, 300 poems. 4. Regional Baha'i Council of Tasmania, PO Box 1126, GPO Hobart, Tasmania, 7001, Baha'i State Library of Tasmania, Hobart, 300 poems. 5. Baha'i Centre of Learning Library, C/-LSA of the Baha'is of Melville, PO Box 628, Applecross, Western Australia, 6153, 200 poems. 6. Local Spiritual Assembly Library of the Baha'is of Burlington, Ontario, Canada, 300 poems. 7. International Pioneer Committee of the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of Canada, 7200 Leslie Street, Thornhill, Ontario, L3T 6L8, Canada, 120 poems. 8. Local Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of Brighton, PO Box 553, Brighton, South Australia, 5048, State Baha'i Centre Library, Brighton, S.A., 120 poems. 8
  9. 9. 9. Local Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of Canberra, 18 Hichey Court, ACT, 2611, Baha'i Centre Library, 120 poems. 10. Baha'i Council of the Northern Territory, PO Box 2055, Humpty Doo, NT, 0836, 100 poems 11. Baha'i Council of Victoria, Knoxfield, Victoria, 3182, 100 poems. 12. LSAs of Belmont, Launceston, Ballarat, Darwin: hold 'some of my poetry' in their archives, 100 poems. 13.LSA of the Baha’is of Toronto Ontario, 288 Bloor Street West, Toronto Ontario, M5S 1V8, Canada, 100 poems. 14. The Baha’i Community of Iqaluit, Iqaluit, NWT, Canada, 100 poems. 15. The Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of Hamilton, PO Box 57009, Jackson Station, Hamilton, Ontario, L8P 4W9, 300 poems. 16. The Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of Ballarat, PO Box 136, Ballarat, Victoria, 3350. 18. Threading Lights........of An Infinite Grace....September 18th 2007 to 15 August 2008. Given to my wife Christine Price on her 60th birthday. 19. Booklets of poetry to other communities and institutions are not planned into the future as they have bene in the last two decades, 1990 to 2010. 2.8.2 Essays: 1. The Afnan Library, c/-George Ronald Publishers, 24 Gardiner Close, Abingdon, Oxon, OX14 3YA, England has a CD of some 200,000 words. 2. Glowinski’s Library in Poland At: 2.9 Books in Traditional and Cyberspace Libraries: 1. The Emergence of a Baha'i Consciousness in World Literature: The Poetry of Roger White is held in the Afnan Library, a 'deposit library' administered by the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of the United Kingdom, April 2003. 2. The same book can be found online in the 'Baha'i Academics Resource Library' and at:; as well as at: Juxta Publications. See 3. I have been given approval to publish this book by the National Literature Committee of the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of Canada and Juxta Publications has put it on their site at: 4. Pioneering Over Four Epochs: An Autobiographical Study and a Study in Autobiography can be located at: the BWCL, 2004, at in softcover in 5 volumes(part), eBookMall(part) and many other websites have portions of this work at their sites. I have been given permission to publish these volumes on the internet. If I want to place them in a hard or soft cover they will require further review in the USA by the Review Office. 9
  10. 10. 2.10 Essays in Libraries: 1. The Baha'i World Centre Library: 50 essays-1994. 2. Various internet ‘libraries’ on a list that is increasing in the first decade of this 3rd millennium. 3. See section 2.8 above. Each of these libraries has one to several of my essays in their collection and they are found in my poetry booklets. 2.11 Radio Programs and Interviews: 2.11.1 Interviews: I have been interviewed on eight occasions in eight cities and towns in Australia between 1974 to 1995 on the subjects of: (i) education, (ii) the Baha'i Faith and (iii) Iran. Each interview lasted from 15 to 25 minutes. 2.11.2 Programs: Presented 150 half-hour programs on City Park Radio in Launceston for the Launceston Baha'i Community: 2000-2005. 2.1.3 Simulated Interviews: 90,000 words in 26 interviews were simulated from 1995 to 2011. These interviews discuss my poetry, prose and other topics relevant to my writing. Some of these can be found at Baha’i Library Online in the sub-section entitled interviews.Many interviews can be found at various sites on the internet. 3. COURSES AND LEVELS TAUGHT 3.1 Apprentice and Youth Programs: 1. Pre-Apprentice, Apprentice, Educational Programs for Unemployed Youth(EPUY), Programs for Unemployed Youth(PUY), Preparation for Employment Programs(PEP) and Youth Training Programs(YTP) generally for 15 to 25 year old students: 2. I was a teacher in a wide range of these programs from 1982 to 1999 at the following educational institutions: 2.1 Open College of Tafe in Katherine 1982-1986 2.2 Hedland College 1986-1987 2.3 Perth Campus/Balga Campus 1988 2.4 Thornlie Campus 1989-1999 3.2 Other Post-Secondary Institutions: Full-Part-Time-Volunteer-Casual(FT/PT) 1. George Town School for Seniors Inc 1999-2005(Volunteer) 2. Charles Sturt University 1995(July to October)(FT) 3. Tasmanian CAE 1974(FT) and 1979(PT)(now university of Tasmania) 10
  11. 11. 4. Ballarat CAE 1976-1978(FT)(now university of Ballarat) 5. Deakin University 1977(external studies lecturer)(PT) 6. Whitehorse Technical College 1975(FT)(now part of Swan College of Tafe) 7. University of Tasmania 1974(external studies lecturer)(PT) 3.3 Courses Taught In the thirty-one years from 1974 to 2005, I taught full-time for 22 and part-time as a tutor for 7. During the years 1980-1981 I did not teach. In those two years I: (a) had an episode of bipolar disorder and was unable to work and (b) worked in a tin mine in Tasmania. I taught in the post-secondary institutions listed above; I taught some ninety(approx.) different units of study in the humanities and social sciences. The list is too long to sight here; I have included the list in Appendix C below. The list includes the following general categories: * communication studies * social sciences * welfare studies/human services * education studies * matriculation studies * public relations/media studies * creative and business writing * special education programs for: (a) indigenous people and (b) seniors (See Appendix C below for list of subjects taught) 3.4 Primary and Secondary School Teaching Experience: 3.4.1 Primary: 1. Sir Martin Frobisher School, Frobisher Bay(now Iqaluit), NWT, Canada,1967/8. 2. Cherry Valley Primary School, Cherry Valley, Ontario, 1969/70. 3. Picton Primary School, Picton, Ontario, Canada, 1970/1. 4.Whyalla Primary School, Whyalla, South Australia, 1971/2. 3.4.2 Secondary: 1. Queen Elizabeth Public School in Picton Ontario: 1970-71 -I taught grades 7 and 8 in this primary school in Ontario. In Australia this school would have been at the junior secondary level. 2. Eyre High School, Whyalla, South Australia, 1972/3. 11
  12. 12. 3. Para Hills Secondary School, Para Hills, South Australia, 1973/4 4. Oakwood Education Trust, Launceston Campus, 2001. 4. INDUSTRIAL, COMMERCIALAND HUMAN SERVICE EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE: 1957-2001 (non-teaching jobs/experience) 4.1 Summer/Short Term/Part-Time Jobs: (each 5 months maximum) * Hamilton Spectator, 1957-1960: sold newspapers in Burlington, Ontario. * Self-employed, gardener, 1960-1962 in Burlington, Ontario. * Kitchen-Assistant, A&W Root Beer Co., Aldershot, Ontario, 1960. * Packer, Shell Oil Company, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, 1961. * Driver-Assistant, Dundas Slot-Machine Company, Dundas, Ontario, Canada, 1962. * Data Processing/Storeman & Packer, Firestone Tire and Rubber Corporation, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, 1963 * Cash-Register Clearance, T. Eaton Company of Canada, 1964 * Repairman/Assistant, Bell Telephone Co of Canada Ltd., Hamilton, Ontario, 1964 * Abstractor, Canadian Peace Research Institute, Dundas, Ontario, Canada, 1965 * Electrician's Assistant, Stelco of Canada, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, 1965 * Driver/Salesman, Good Humour Company, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, 1966 * Clerk, Motor Vehicle License Branch, Dept of Transport, Brantford, Ontario, 1967 * Systems Analyst, Bad Boy Company, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1968 * Security Work, International Security, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1968 * Youth Worker, Resource Centre Association Inc., Launceston, Tasmania, 1979 * Journalist, ABC Radio, Launceston, Tasmania, 1979 * Editor, External Studies Unit, Tasmanian C.A.E., Launceston, Tasmania, 1979 4.2 Full Time Jobs: (each 2 to 4 years) * Maintenance Scheduler, Renison Goldfields P/L, Zeehan, Tasmania, 1981-1982 * Adult Educator, Tafe, Katherine, Northern Territory, 1982-1986(some teaching involved) * Public Relations Officer, Hedland College, South Hedland, WA, 1986- 1987(some teaching involved) 4.3 Casual-Volunteer Work: 12
  13. 13. (1996-2010) To include the list of all my volunteer activities from the start of my middle childhood years in 1949 through my adolescence, to the final year of full-time work(1999) and into my present retirement(2011 to my death) would not be relevant here. I have, therefore, only included volunteer work for the last 14 years of my life, age 52 to 66, 1996 to 2011, late middle age and the early years(60 to 66) of late adulthood, the period which some developmental psychologists call the years from 60 to 80. 4.3.1 Several Baha’i community activities in Belmont WA and metropolitan Perth from 1996 to 1999: chairperson, secretary, organized public meetings, gave blood in donation programs, organized advertising and public relations for the Baha’i community of Belmont. 4.3.2 Research Assistant, Recreation Network Inc(disability services) Subiaco, WA, 1997. 4.3.3 Red Cross, Volunteer Fund Raiser/Coordinator Annual Campaign: 1996-7 4.3.4 Presenter of Programs, City Park Radio, Launceston, 2000-2003. 4.3.5 Tutor/President, George Town School for Seniors, Inc., George Town, Tasmania, 1999-2005. 4.3.6 Parks and WildLife Service Northern Region Tasmania, Volunteer, 2007. 4.3.7 Several Baha’i community activities in George Town Tasmania and the wider Tasmanian community: chairman, secretary, publicity officer, organized public meetings, blood donation, advertising and public relations. 4.3.8 sold raffle tickets for charity organizations, sang in a small choir and played the guitar to senior citizens. 5. 1 PERSONAL INTERESTS * Writing: see section 2 above for details: 1962-2011 * Reading and music : 1944-2011(statement available if desired) * The social sciences and humanities: have more than 300 files/notebooks/resource manuals, circa 20 million words, collected over more than 50 years, 1959-2011. 5.2 CLUBS, ASSOCIATIONS AND FORMAL GROUPS: * gone solo on the guitar: 2008-2011. * Member of a singing group in George Town, 2001-2005. * Public Speaking Assessor, Rostrum, Katherine, NT : 1984/6 * Member of the Lions Club, Zeehan Tasmania : 1981/2 * Member of fitness centres in Melbourne(1975-6), Ballarat(1977-78), Perth(1989-99) and Launceston(1999-2003) 13
  14. 14. * Member of baseball and hockey teams in Burlington: 1953/4-1962 * Member of the Baha’i Faith : 1959-2011(to the year of my death) (see Baha’i Resume below for details) * I have been a member of many groups during the fifty-two year period 1959 to 2011, the age of 15 to 66. I was associated with or worked as a volunteer in: (a) The George Town School for Seniors, (b) City Park Radio in Launceston, (c) several other clubs and associations like: (I) Cubs, (II) formal discussion groups in educational institutions as a student and (III) unnumbered groups as a teacher; and (d) an aged-care facility in the town I now live in, George Town, Tasmania where I have entertained as a solo guitarist from 2008 to 2011. 5.3 AWARDS, PRIZES AND FORMAL RECOGNITIONS: 5.3.1 Most valuable player in the midget baseball league in 1960 in Burlington Ontario. 5.3.2 Most home-runs in the pee-wee league and midget league in 1955 and 1956 in the same town. 5.3.3 Nomination for the best teacher at the Thornlie College of Tafe in 1999 in Perth Western Australia. 6. REFERENCES, REFEREES AND PORTFOLIO OF MY WORK: 6.1 I am no longer required to supply transcripts, references and testimonials in relation to positions since I no longer apply for jobs. I keep a file of such documents which I used from the 1960s to the first decade of the 2000s in an archive for various practical and nostalgia purposes. In that file are many of the references and documents in connection with my working life and my community participation as a citizen, a volunteer and an individual in relation to the many interest groups in the community with which I have been associated. I have not required any of these documents in the last dozen years, 1998 to 2011. 6.2 Samples of my writing are also available, if requested. I have a portfolio of my writing in many forms, genres and layouts as suited to the needs of the groups and individuals making the requests—for the most part now on the internet. Virtually all of these requests, as I say, now come from a wide variety of locations on the world-wide-web, although occasionally I get requests from friends and Baha’i institutions. 6.3 In July 1999 I ceased full-time employment as a lecturer-teacher. In May 2001 I went onto an Australian Disability Pension and I no longer applied for full-time jobs. Seven years ago, in late 2003, I applied for my last part-time job. In May 2005 my work in nearly all volunteer organizations also ceased with the exception 14
  15. 15. of work done within the Baha’i community. Now at the age of 66(in July 2010) I devote myself full-time to writing and editing, poetry and publishing, journalism and independent scholarship, although my wife ensures that I keep my end up on the domestic front and in some social activities. 7. GENERAL * a bio-data sheet can be found below in Appendix A below. * a covering or introductory letter may be included to introduce this document, if relevant. * a list of published essays can be found in Appendix B below. * a list of subjects I have taught from 1974 to 2005 can be found in Appendix C below. Ron Price George Town Tasmania Last Updated: 6 March 2011 No. of words including appendices: 7400 __________________________________________________________________ APPENDIX A: PERSONAL & BIO-DATA SURNAME Price GIVEN NAMES Ronald Frederick ADDRESS 6 Reece Street George Town Tasmania Australia 7253 AUSTRALIAN CITIZEN Yes(from 1980) CANADIAN CITIZEN Yes CONTACT DETAILS TELEPHONE 613-63824790(dial the international access code and then this number, if you are calling from outside Australia) 15
  16. 16. POSITIONS APPLIED FOR: I applied for some four thousand jobs during the 46 year period: 1961-2007. During two of those years I was ill and/or hospitalized and could not work: 4000 job applications over more than 40 years is an average of two every week for 40 years--from the summer holidays in grade 10 to my 63rd year. HEALTH Manic-depression/bi-polar disorder: treated --separate statement available, if desired, at Baha’i Library Online AGE 66/7(in 2011) REFEREES Have not required any referees in the last 13 years: 1998 to 2011. (FT/PT/Volunteer Work) See lists above in sections 3,4, and 5 of resume. VALUE BASE Member of the Baha’i Faith for more than 50 years, 1959-2011. COMPUTER Extensive use of computer to: (a) write, (b) search and keep (c) keep a large personal archive of documents. DRIVER’S LICENCE Yes(from 1962) PHOTO Over 300 digital photos available on electronic transfer from my computer directory, if desired. PORTFOLIO I have a large portfolio of my writings available under separate cover, if desired. APPENDIX B: PUBLISHED ARTICLES/ESSAYS: Preamble: The following four volumes of essays have been published in newspapers and on the internet which, since the years of my retirement from full and part-time work in 1999 and 2003 respectively, has been a fertile source for the publication of my writing. The following lists are of a general nature. I do not attempt to specify precisely the location of the published essays and articles. This list, though, will 16
  17. 17. give readers here some general indication of the quantity of my publications in these genres. Volume 1: 1979-1993 A. Letter to Vargha 1 Bulletin 1980 2 Bulletin 1980 3 Bulletin 1980 4 Bulletin 1981 5 Tasmanian Papers 1981(3) 6 Cosmos? 7 Cosmos? 8 1982-Source? 9 Cosmos 1983 10 Katherine Advertiser 1984 11 Bulletin: Review 12 Armidale CAE: Papers 13 Dialogue 14 Herald of the South: Happiness 15 Bulletin: NW Baha’is 16 Bulletin: 1986 17 Poem: Bulletin 18 Tassie Newsletter: 1980 19 Dream International-1981 20 Renison Newsletter-1982 21 Katherine HS-1982 22 Barkley Regional-1985 23 Perth Technical College 24 Armidale CAE:Papers 25 Bulletin 1985 26 Bulletin 27 NW Baha’is 28 Dialogue 29 Dialogue 30 Dialogue 31 Bulletin 32 Perth Tech 17
  18. 18. 33 Literacy Article for ITC 34 Article on White for World Centre-1989 35 ABS-1990 Paper 36 Overheads for same paper-1990 37 The Teaching Profession-Article for ITC Volume2: 1983-1986 Some 150 articles appeared in 3 newspapers in Katherine in the Northern Territory of Australia. I have not listed them here, but they are available on request from this author at: Volume 3:1993-2003 1. Poem in Herald of the South 2. Poem in Australian Baha’i Bulletin 3. Article in Forum 4.&5. Article on Dizzy Dance Theatre 6. Poem in Bulletin 7. Bulletin: Fishing 8. International Library of Poetry: 1 poem 9. ABS Poetry Collection 10. Ref in Bulletin re: poetry contribution 11. Memorials of the Faithful 12. Baha’i Canada: teaching 13. Arts Dialogue: article 14. FM Radio article 15. Book Review: Beacon 16. Chapbooks Review: Arts Dialogue 17. Report on Scholarship(1998) 18. RTV Conference 2001 19. Associate Newsletter: Memorials 20. Beacon: Teaching Conference 21. Beacon: advertisement on website 22. Lodestar(L’ton LSA) ad for Radio Program 23. Examiner Advert Re: radio program 24. Poem in Beacon 25. Baha’i Canada: 10 Year Crusade 26. Certificate of Recognition: School for Seniors 18
  19. 19. 27. Happy Hour Newsletter: 28. NGTC: article on teaching 29. Beacon: external affairs 30. John Davidson’s Book: Review 31. Last Installment for Northern Lights 32. Bulletin: MDA 33. The Religion Forum: poem 34. www. 35. Planet Baha’i: poems 36. Article : Frances Gregory 38.Tahirih Danesh 39. Indiana University Press 40. Happy Hour 41. Theoquest 42. Endgame From My Website 43. Classics Network: poem 44. Happy Hour 45. bafa: arts dialogue 46. Planet Baha’i: item 47. Alumbo Column 48. Article for: Civilization Adv Centre 49. National Library of Canada 50. George Town On Show Art Exhibit 51. cvoogt: notice 52. Building Momentum Conference: review for Beacon 53. Uplifting Words: article Volume 4: 2004-2010 Table Of Contents Mostly internet postings, the list of the following articles can be found in my directory at: Novel>Humanities>Cont. PubWrit V4. This list is not comprehensive, but contains many of the main and significant posts at internet sites. A. Diary: Introduction: Volume 4.A.1(Vol.4) and 4.A.2 (Vol.5) B. Published Items Listed Below: 1. TPM-The Philosophers Magazine 2. Uplifting Words 3. talk religion bahai( 19
  20. 20. 4. 5. Alumbo*(sent to Tas Council 21/4/06=TC) 5.1 Google: 6. talk religion bahai 7. Baha’is and Friends 8. Philosophy Forums(TC) 9. Canadian Poetry Association 10. Paper Journal 11. Philip Adams-Letters 12. Theo quest 13. Humbul Humanities Hub 14. The Critical Poet(TC) 15. Hamilton Writers 16. Planet Baha’i(TC) 17. 18. Facets of Religion(TC) World Religion Day 19. United Communities of the Spirit(TC--some) 20. Creativity Cafe 21. 22.1 22.2 Baptist Watch 23. About site.Holistic Healing 24. Ainslie House Association Newsletter 25. Pyramids of Peace 26. The Metaphysical Community Site(TC) 27. Awareness and Meditation Site(TC) 28. Pathways of Light 29. Religious Debate 30. Dreams: 40 Year Overview 31. Mysticism Belongs to Everyman(TC) 32. Email to Leslie at Yahoo Site 33. Baha’i Resume at: Heart of the Baha’i Faith 34. Feedback From 3 Sites 35. Psychotherapy and Spirituality: Yahoo Group 36. APS Voices 37. Statement #5 38. Life Solutions: Yahoo Group 39. Foreign Films: A Good Example of How Not to Write 40. Debates on Jesus: Yahoo Group 41. The Write Review(TC) 42. Writers Waters II 43. My Journey Through Sociology(TC) 20
  21. 21. Clinical Sociology Forum 44. About: Expert Intro 45. Migration Heritage Centre(NSW) 46. Feedback From Bi-Polar Survivor 47. The Mystery Tradition 48. About Bi-Polar Forum-Response 48.1 Bulletin: Memorials of the Faithful 48.2 Bulletin: Computer Internet Teaching 48.3 Bulletin: Pioneer to Tassie(can’t find article) 49. Bi-Polar Letter to: various people 50. Faith and Fellowship-Exile 51. Midlands Contest 52. Unheard Words 53. Muse Whispers: Vol.1 54. Tasmanian Summer School Program: Using the Internet 55. MidEast Truth.Website(TC) 56. Intro to Job Hunting File 57. Kookamonga Square 58. Internet Infidels 59. Softnews 60. 61. Article on John Davidson’s Book 62. Conjunctions: Robert Creeley 63-5. Prayers For Healing: several sites 66. TripAdvisor(TC) 67. Canadian Poetry: content outline 68. IMDb Film Review: Frances 69. Spark Notes: Poem and Reply(TC) 70. ProSports Daily Forum(TC) 71. Christian-Baha’i Dialogue-1st 10 pages(TC) 72. Ruth Gledhill Blog(TC) 73. Booklet/Report to Tasmanian Council-21/4/06 74. Kansas City Star 75. Baha’i Canada-3/7/06 76. Australia Baha’i-Internet 77. 78. Depression Forum 79. Leonard Cohen 80. My Faith Site 81. Aust Baha’i-LSA 82. Mega Search. Autobiography 21
  22. 22. 83. Wikipedia.many 84. John Gielgud Forum 85. Annual Letter: 2006(1st draft) 86. Film Sites 87.Jackal:MovieLens 88. Letter to ABC Radio/TV Religion 89. Blog.HEYDAYCOM 90. Iran:Baha’is-5/11/06 91. Bulletin-11/06 92. Notebooks-Outline 93. Blog for America 94. Another Blog(Yahoo) 95. Poem for Seti 96. Elizabeth Jolley 97. No of Books(RNIB) 98. IndyMusic 99.Chicagoland Site 100. PoetryMagazine 101. Free Online/eBooks 102. Online Books Page APPENDIX C: COURSES, UNITS, MODULES, SYLLABI, SUBJECTS OR PROGRAMS TAUGHT IN POST-SECONDARY EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS IN AUSTRALIA The list below outlines the ‘subjects’ taught between 1974 and 2005: 29 years. I did not teach in the years: 1980-1981. The subjects I taught in primary and secondary schools from 1967 to 1973 are not included here. 1. Hedland College: Acting Lecturer in Management Studies: 1986-1987 Katherine Open College of Tafe: 1982-1986 Interpersonal Skills A Interpersonal Skills B Performance Appraisal Negotiating Skills A Negotiating Skills B Conflict Resolution A Conflict Resolution B Introduction to Management 22
  23. 23. Club Management Time Management Counselling Interview Techniques Public Speaking Interview Techniques Consultation Skills Letter Writing and Report Writing A Letter Writing and Report Writing B Supervision Skills Aboriginal Administrator Training Officer Skills Creative Writing(Adult Education) Sociology(Adult Education) 1. Thornlie Campus of the SEMC and Perth Campus of CMC:(1988-1999) Communication Core(Certificate 3) Communication 1(Diploma) Business Communication 1A(Diploma) Business Communication 1B(Diploma) Ancient Greek History TEE Ancient Roman History TEE Modern History TEE Politics TEE English Literature TEE English TEE Traditional Culture and Modern Society(Anthropology) Framework of Australian Society(Economics) History of Ideas Australian Government and Legal Systems Philosophy 1 A Philosophy 1B General Psychology Commercial and Civic Principles Interpersonal Study and Work Skills 001 Interpersonal Study and Work Skills 002 Society and Culture(Sociology) Life Skills 1B(guitar) Recreation 2(Certificate 2) Social Science Introduction Welfare Practice 1A Welfare Practice 1B 23
  24. 24. Welfare Practice 2A Welfare Practice 2B 1. Thornlie Campus: 1994-1999 In these three programs: Human Services Certificate 3 Welfare Studies Certificate 4 Human Services Diploma(5) I taught the following subjects: Welfare Communication (4) Introduction to Human Services(3) Dealing With Conflict(3) Family and Community(3) Workteam Communication(3) Service Provision and Practice(3) Study Skills(3) Recognition of Prior Learning(3) Human Development 001(3) Human Development 002(3) Field Placement(3), (4) and (5) Field Tutorial(3) and (5) Managing People: Training and Development(5) Managing Group Problem Solving and Decision Making(5) Sociology for Human Service Workers(5) D. Engineering, Applied Science and Social Science Students at the Ballarat College of Advanced Education 1976-1978: Social Science(Applied Science: Engineering)(BSc) Social Science(Applied Science: Geology)(BSc) Social Science(Social Science)(BA) Australian Media(Social Science)(BA) Sociological Theory(Teacher Trainees: Secondary) E. Whitehorse Technical College: 1975-1976 Behavioural Studies(Library Technician Trainees)(Cert.3) F. Tasmanian CAE: 1974: Language in Use(Linguistics) 24
  25. 25. Introductory Psychology Human Relations Sociology of Art Individualized Learning Sociology G. Thornlie Campus of the SEMC: General Studies: 1989-1998: Writing Plain English Writing Workplace Documents Presenting Information Presenting Reports Workplace Communication Quality Team Management Job Seeking Skills Communication and Industrial Relations Managing Effective Working Relationships Managing and Developing Teams Field Experience in Community Services Work Experience in Job Train Programs H. The George Town School of Seniors Inc: 1999-2005 Autobiography Creative Writing Philosophy Social Sciences Media Studies APPENDIX D RESUME OF BAHA’I ACTIVITY OF RON PRICE Preamble: The outline below is a brief sketch only. No attempt is made to list all the activities in the fifty-eight years(1953-2011) of my association with and membership/service in the Baha’i community. I have tended to generalize rather than specify the particular tasks and their respective occasions. Some specificity is required, 25
  26. 26. though, and I think I have provided a good balance between specificity and generality. I would think, in the vast majority of cases, the information below is correct and accurate, although some guesstimation has been required. This statement has been used occasionally when applying for positions somewhere in what has become a vast network of service situations/institutions around the globe both within and outside the Baha'i community. In the last eight years, 2003 to 2011 I have not applied for positions using this document. But I use it occasionally on the internet. A. 10 Homefront Pioneering Localities: Listed as Follows: Baha'i Youth in Burlington :1957-1962 A.1 Youth Pioneering(age 18-23 inclusive) : 1962-1966 A.1.1 -Homefront Pioneering 1-Dundas : 1962(August) to 1963(May) 2-St. Thomas : 1963(May-June) 3-Hamilton : 1963(June-December) -Dundas : 1964-1966(May) (note: towns I moved to twice are counted in this list as only one locality 4-Hamilton : 1966(June)-1966(September) 5-Windsor : 1966(September)-1967(May) 6-Brantford : 1967(May)-1967(August) A.1.2 LOCAL ASSEMBLY SERVICE: (Youth: Homefront Pioneering) -LSA of the Baha’is of Windsor : 1966/7: vice-chairman 7-LSA of the Baha’is of Toronto : 1969(January to June) -----------------------AUSTRALIA BELOW THIS LINE---------------- A.1.3 LOCAL ASSEMBLY SERVICE: (Youth: International Pioneering) LSA of the Baha’is of Whyalla : 1972: secretary LSA of the Baha’is of Gawler : 1973: chairman B.ADULT PIONEERING:(AGE 30 AND OVER: International Pioneering) LSA of the Baha’is of Ballarat : 1976-78 : chairman/secretary LSA of the Baha’is of Launceston: 1979 : publicity officer LSA of the Baha’is of Stirling : 1988 : secretary LSA of the Baha’is of Belmont : 1989-1999: chairman/secretary for 7 of these years C. REGISTERED and UNREGISTERED GROUP SERVICE: 26
  27. 27. C.1.1 Homefront Pioneering 8-Frobisher Bay/Iqaluit) NWT : 1967(August) to1968(June) -Whitby :1968(June to December) 9-King City Ontario : 1969(June-August) 10-Picton Ontario : 1969(August) to 1971(July) -----------------------AUSTRALIA BELOW THIS LINE------------ C.1.2 International Pioneering Whyalla South Aust : 1971(I arrived in Whyalla on or about 15 July 1971. Whyalla was a Baha'i Group in 1971; LSA in 1972) Launceston Tasmania : 1974 Kew Victoria : 1975 Smithton Tasmania : 1979 Zeehan Tasmania : 1980-82 Katherine NT : 1982-86 South Hedland WA : 1986-87 George Town Tas : 1999-2011(plan to live in this town until my passing) D. PUBLISHED AND UNPUBLISHED WORK: See my resume above for details in these two categories of my writing. E. COMMITTEE WORK: E.1 LSA and Group Committees: The list of committees during the 19 years of service on LSAs and another 29 years in Registered and Unregistered Groups is partly too long to recount and partly beyond the scope of my memory after all these years. I do not recall serving on any committees in the five year period 1959 to 1964. Since May of 2005 I have been the publicity officer and secretary of the George Town Baha’i Group(Reg). E.2 Regional and National Teaching Committees:(RTCs and NTCs) 1. RTC of Northern Tasmania : 1974 2. RTC of the Northern Territory : 1984-86 3. National Community Development Committee: 1976-77 F.Assistant to the Auxiliary Board : 1986 In the Northern Territory in 1986 for a few months before moving interstate. 27
  28. 28. G. Pioneer Service: (Continued) 1. Homefront : Canada : 1962-1971 2. International : Australia: 1971-2011 H. Teaching Work: It is very difficult to quantify one’s teaching work and the accomplishments of some fifty years of teaching both as a pioneer(1962-2011), as a new Baha’i in my home town for three years(1959-1962) before pioneering and the several years of early contact through my mother and father with this new Faith(1953-1959). But, given the importance of this part of Baha’i life, the following activities could be listed as areas of contribution relevant to the teaching work. It should also be emphasized, as a preamble to this list of activities that, since the early 1990s, there has been an important shift in the field of Baha’i public information and the focus of Baha’i activity. The former preoccupation with “conversion” and the inevitable sense of “us and them” that intruded for so many years; what had become a somewhat parochial view of focusing the Baha’i message in religious categories was slowly replaced with a more inclusivistic approach or philosophy and my own teaching work has reflected this shift. 1 Working on LSAs, Groups and Committees 1.2 Writing: (see my resume above) 1.2.1 essays and poetry for magazines, journals, newspapers and websites in and out of the Baha’i community 1.2.2 essays and poetry given to individuals, groups and LSAs in the Baha’i community note: -some of this is kept at the Baha’i World Centre Library(BWCL) -the rest I have on file in hard copy or in my computer directory at home 1.2.3 Giving talks/presentations/interviews 1.2.4 Working as a teacher in educational institutions 1.2.5 Moving to many towns and states where few or no Baha’is have lived 1.2.6 Moving to another country at crucial point in a Plan as a pioneer 1.2.7 Entering into various forms of activity and interest groups in local communities -festivals and other public events, social programs and musical events -media programs and local organizations in a list too long to mention 1.2.8 Promoting the Baha’i Faith through various forms of advertising such as: - putting up posters, an estimated....10,000. 28
  29. 29. -doing letterbox drops, an estimated 7,000 -placing ads in newspapers, radio stations, TV stations and magazines, an estimated 1000, and -being interviewed on radio, eight radio appearances (one on cassette tape; one on mini-disc and sent to the BWCL). 1.2.9 Going on unnumbered travel teaching trips from home communities/localities to extension goals, to towns which were not goals and overseas as a pioneer; and 1.2.10 Giving poetry readings in both Baha’i and other interest group settings I. Consolidation Work: It is also difficult to define one’s contributions to the consolidation work over this same time period of 58 years. Again, some attempt is made below, given the importance of consolidation during these years of the ninth and the tenth stage of Baha’i history: 1953-2011. There has been a major shift in the nature of consolidation in Baha’i communities as there has been in the teaching domain. I would like to list the following as part of my contribution to the consolidation work in its several forms: 1. Work on the Baha’i institutions listed above taking many forms—too extensive to list here; 2. Writing, as listed above and requiring no more description; 3. Writing booklets of poetry which I think have, and will have, a consolidation potential in the years ahead since they provide a rich base of comment on the several decades of Baha’i experience in these epochs; and 4. Several of the activities listed above under ‘teaching’ which also had a consolidation function. J. Other Forms of Work/Activity in the Baha’i Community: In a lifetime, over more than five decades, of service in this emerging world religion one does a great deal. This section has been opened to include items not covered in the above and will be elaborated upon in the years ahead as my life continues into late adulthood(60 to 80) and old age(80++). K. Concluding Statement: K.1 The above sketch, or Baha’i resume as I call it, has been written to provide an outline of my activity in the Baha’i community since 1953 when my mother joined this new world Faith and when I was still a child. My formal service to this Cause 29
  30. 30. began in 1959 when I joined the Baha'i Faith at the age of 15. The 200 thousand Baha’is in 1953 are now six million and the Baha’i community has gone through several transformations in this time. K.2 This sketch above of my activity in this Faith is concerned more especially with the years since 1962 when my pioneering life began and since 1966 when my service in Baha'i Administration started in Windsor Ontario. This statement needs to be read in conjunction with: (a) my professional resume above--which I used for many years when applying for general employment positions; (b) my nearly 7000 poems--which is part of a larger autobiographical work entitled Pioneering Over Four Epochs containing: journals, poetry, letters, book reviews, photographs, tapes, notes and narrative written and collected over 50 years: from 1960 to 2011— an estimated five million words. K.3 Some 5000 of my poems were sent as a gift to the BWCL in celebration of the wondrous efflorescence that is the Baha’i Project on Mount Carmel. An 800 page autobiography by the same title was also sent to the BWCL in 2004. This statement, like my professional resume, was once used when applying for positions in the embryonic global Baha’i Administrative Order. Now it is used, for the most part, on the internet when relevant at various websites in connection with a host of subjects. I trust the above statement is useful to readers who chance upon it. K.4 Several thousand of my letters were placed in the National Baha’i Archives of Australia as a gift in 2010. Ron Price ___________________ Updated on: 6 March 2011 7400 Words That’s all folks! 30