Journalist turned Historian The life and work of Les Johnson, OAM Thu 19 Oct 2017 5:30pm – 7:00pm Museum of the Great Southern A tribute, presented by Christine Layton (ABC Great Southern) and Malcolm Traill (Museum of the Great Southern), with friends and family. Les Johnson was one of Albany's great historians whose work was recognised nationally. in addition, his 30-year career as news journalist with the ABC in Albany was unprecedented, and his maritime background during World War II as a merchant seaman gave him a love and knowledge of the sea, second to none. Christine Layton and Malcolm Traill will trace his life, illustrated by photos and videos of his work as journalist and historian. Plus memories from his family and those who worked with him. Les Johnson Courtesy: Great Southern Weekender Getting Here Address Museum of the Great Southern Residency Road, Albany, Western Australia, 6330, Australia Phone (08) 9841 4844 By Bus The Museum of the Great Southern is located within walking distance of the town centre, which is serviced by the several bus services, visit the PTA website for timetables. By Car Parking is available in onsite. View the discussion thread.