Barry Ward
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About Me:
A journalist for 54 years, mainly on sport. Lived in Sydney for 17 years and with colleague Tony Reeves investigated the 1975 killing of newspaper editor Juanita Nielsen, murdered for what she was about to publish on organised crime and corruption. For the safety of his loved ones, Barry was forced to leave Sydney in consequence and returned to the UK where he resumed his career in sports journalism. He became Travel Editor of Golf Monthly magazine and now runs a golf-travel website, Barry's book on the murder, written as a novel for legal reasons, is entitled The Girl Who Knew Too Much. It is available via where sample chapters may be down-loaded.
I Am A:
Reader, Writer, Publisher, Editor
Books And Authors I Like:
Many and varied. I have catholic tastes and a voracious appetite. Examples:
Bird Song by Sebastian Faulks
Any Human Heart by William Boyd
A Bridge Too Far by Cornelius Ryan
The Cruel Sea by Nicholas Monsarrat
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Fatal Shore by Robert Hughes
The Final Days by Woodward & Bernstein
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
Films: Lawrence of Arabia; The Cruel Sea; A Bridge Too Far;
All The Presidents' Men; The Shawshank Redemption.

TV: Not much. Mainly wildlife documentaries and some sport.

Barry Ward's Blog


Maybe it's my warped sense of humour but the screaming headlines and the hair-tearing that accompanied the London media phone hacking scandal left me with a wry smile and the thought of "what might have been."

       No one was murdered, were they, or even physically hurt? There was no blood on the walls except, in the metaphorical sense, in the comedy that took place during that laughable debate in the House of Commons. OK, a… Continue

Posted on August 14, 2011 at 10:00pm

In Memory of Juanita

July 4 brought the 36th anniversary of the unresolved murder of Juanita Nielsen, the 36 year-old campaigning editor of a Kings Cross (Sydney) newspaper who disappeared without trace and whose remains have never been found.


The date also saw the publication of a book by Barry Ward, a former Sydney journalist who claims to have exposed the plot…


Posted on July 4, 2011 at 3:00am

Death and Corruption in The Lucky Country


If there is an afterlife Juanita Nielsen will know that 34 years after her gruesome murder I’m still campaigning to expose the hired thugs of the Sydney Establishment who plotted her death, to see justice done, perhaps to bring peace to…


Posted on August 12, 2010 at 9:00pm

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