Stephen Scourfield

Stephen Scourfield is Travel Editor of The West Australian and Seven West Travel Club and has twice been named Australia's best travel writer. He is an award-winning author of fiction and non-fiction books.

His new book is Don’t Forget to Write – stories from his travels, but also including a novella. It also contains scripts from his word performances with composers, musicians and dancers.

He currently has five books in publication – the travel essay book Beautiful Witness, the novels Other County and As the River Runs, both set in against the powerful landscape of the Kimberley region of northern Australia.

Unaccountable Hours: Three Novellas, follows the fortunes of a maker of musical instruments, the ethical dilemma of a biologist, and the romantic friendship between a young man and aged woman. All are set in the Australian landscape.

Stephen Scourfield is a recipient of a United Nations Media Award for fairness in publishing.

He says: "I am delighted to be an Ambassador for the Bell Tower and Swan Bells.

"They are precious and we are very fortunate to have them here.

"Just imagine... they rang over Trafalgar Square for nearly 300 years for England's victory over the Spanish Armada in 1588 for the homecoming of Captain James Cook after his voyage of discovery.”

General Enquiry

“I didn’t realise there was so much to learn about bells.”

Michelle & Martin Lovett, Victoria

“It’s a really interesting musical instrument!”

Ryu Hyungsuk, South Korea

“We have nothing like this at home. With compliments to Perth for it.”

Ron & Jean Lawson, Canada