Reflections and Collections



Through his poetry, Ginny's husband, Bill Retmock, reflects on the good simple things in life, along with a strong sense of Lord Howe’s place in our world, both historically and spiritually.


First Edition has sold out.  A Revised Edition (February 2020) is now available from Ginny's Shed and features four new, previously unpublished, poems. 


A$35 each

  • the perfect introduction for those who are yet to visit the Island
  • the perfect way to reminisce for those who have already visited the Island
  • the perfect gift for someone who has never heard of the Island
  • already have the first edition? - treat yourself and order the Revised Edition

Other Thoughts



Words of faith and inspiration, a collection of poetry written from the heart.  This special collection of Bill Retmock's spiritual work reflects his deep Christian commitment.  His heartfelt expression of steady faith can now be shared with everyone.


A$20 each


All proceeds from the sale of Other Thoughts will be donated to Christ Church, Anglican Church of Australia, Lord Howe Island.



Reflections and Collections A$35   (128 pages, 14.8 cm x 21 cm)

Other Thoughts A$20  (56 pages, 14.8cm x 21cm)


Plus A$12-20 Australia Post  Express Post Satchel within Australia only 

(up to five books per satchel)


For purchase enquiries and payment instructions please email Ginny Retmock at with your details and the number of books you would like to buy.


Please note:  A supply of books are available on the Australian mainland for mailing to Australian addresses only.  These books are normally available to purchase on the Island, but with current Covid19 restrictions, tourists travelling to the Island and airmail services from the Island, have been severely restricted.  Also, Australia Post advise they are experiencing international delivery delays to all international destinations as a result of Covid-19 restrictions, therefore Ginny's Shed can only offer a 'within Australia Express Post mail service' at the moment.