JP Bayly Family Appeal — Hard Day At The Office

hard day at the office

The Need by Dr Mike Gosling

Our poor, disadvantaged, and needy people in Fiji need hope, love, and service more than ever. FijiLIFE Foundation is an Australian Registered DGR Charity founded in 2021 to bring better living better life to Fijians.

April 15, 2023

Funds raised from gifted books will be donated to JP Bayly Trust for families in Fiji


Raised so far

Fund Raising Goal

160 Books “Hard Day at the Office” Gifted by Grahame Southwick.

Grahame Southwick, is from the pioneering Storck family who arrived in Fiji in the 1860s. Grahame’s father landed in Fiji in 1936 from Australia as a pharmacist. Grahame attended Marist Brothers High School, with a close connection to the sea starting at a very young age.

Grahame is supporting the FijiLIFE Foundation in a generous fund raising offer in support of our JP Bayly Family Appeal, calling for donations for many people experiencing food shortages and health issues in Fiji.


grahame southwick

Grahame Southwick
Owner at The Fiji Fish Marketing Group Ltd

Hard Day At The Office

Grahame’s book, “Hard Day at the Office” (2011) Paperback, 302 Pages, is a narrative that spans almost 70 decades in a light-hearted recap and reminisce of many incidents and anecdotes.

The book provides an interesting historical insight to some key aspects of Fiji’s past, from pre-Cession to the modern day. It also covers several important milestones and events in the evolution of Fiji’s offshore fisheries sector into which Grahame has immersed himself so much.

Grahame airfreighted 160 copies (120kgs) of his book FOC to FijiLIFE Foundation from Nadi to Brisbane, courtesy of Watson Seeto, Regional General Manager Freight at Fiji Airways Limited.

FijiLIFE Foundation has Grahame’s books available to the general public interested in helping the foundation serve poor and disadvantaged Fijians and improve communities through JP Bayly Trust, Fiji.

All gifts received for each book go to FijiLIFE Foundation’s JP Bayly Family Appeal.

Vinaka vaka levu, Grahame.

Make Your Gift of Hard Day At The Office


Help JP Bayly Trust Fiji with a tax-deductible gift for Grahame’s book and help Fiji families!

Your gift for Grahame’s book mailed to you or your nominee in Australia is A$30.00 (includes $12.32 postage via Australia Post).

Your gift for Grahame’s book mailed to you or your nominee in Fiji/NZ/USA/UK is A$45.00 (includes $25.34 postage via Australia Post).

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