Master of Arts (honorary), Australian National University, 1987.
Journalist, Advertiser Newspapers Ltd., Adelaide, 1953-1961;
journalist, Pacific Publs. Proprietary Ltd., Sydney, Australia, 1962-1968;
Executive officer Pacific Manuscripts Bureau, Australian National U., Canberra, 1968-1986;
visiting fellow Pacific and Asian history, Australian National U., since 1986. Board directors Journal Pacific History, Canberra.
Member of advisory committee Australian South Pacific Cultures Fund, 1974-1996.
Member Pacific History Association (secretary-treasurer 1981-1983, president 1987-1990), Hakluyt Society, Polynesian Society, Society Oceanistes, Societe des Etudes Oceaniennes.
Married Iva Louise Layton, December 6, 1958 (deceased 1984). Children: Iva Treasure Langdon Carmody, Louise Vivienne.