About

Where in the world do I start? I am – Stuart Lees, BE(Mech), APSNZ. Born in Australia, raised in New Zealand, now living in Melbourne. I am married, and my beautiful wife and I are blessed with our gorgeous daughter. I completed a Mechanical Engineering Degree at Auckland University, specialising in materials, metallurgy and welding engineering. From there, I went into the Navy (RNZN) as a Marine Engineering Officer, and served primarily on HMNZ Ships WAIKATO and TE KAHA.

HMNZS WAIKATO Exercise Kakadu 2 Me on-watch in the Engine Room HMNZS TE KAHA

I was a bit younger and fitter back then (sigh).

I then moved to Melbourne, and have been in a few roles here: consultant on the ANZAC Ship project, Emergency Procedures Trainer, Communications Supervisor for the Australian Grand Prix, Motorcycle Grand Prix and Super V8 Clipsall 500. My current role is the IT Trainer / Project Manager for the Faculty of Arts at Monash University.

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I was awarded an APSNZ (Associateship of the Photographic Society of New Zealand) in ‘99 for my photographs taken while in the Royal New Zealand Navy, which will feature on this site in time.

So until next time,

Stu

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