Master of Arts, Oxford (England) University, 1954. Doctor of Philosophy, Canberra (Australia) University, 1966.
Colonial administrative officer, Fiji Islands, 1955-1970. Research fellow Australian National University, 1970-1971. Writer, reporter British Broadcasting Corporation television, 1972-1985.
Married Charlene Osmond-Jones, June 15, 1954 (divorced 1974. Children: Catherine, Patricia. Married Felicia Ann Lambe, December 1, 1976.