Christine Osborne Biography

Born Sydney. Biology teacher 1958. Graduate nurse RNSH 1963. Hostess Club Mediterranee Sicily and Tahiti 1966-67. Writer & photographer specialising in travel and lifestyles in eastern countries. Member British Guild of Travel Writers since 1975. French speaking.

1965-71 Travel writing Australian media. PATA Awards 1970-71 articles on Hong Kong, Thailand, Singapore, Bali & Grand Award Burma
1972-74 Freelance London, photography – The Times M.East Supplements
1975-81 Freelance writing and photography Middle East/Arab Gulf States
Member UK press corps, Royal Visit to the Arabian peninsula
1980 Editor, writer and photographer – Sudan Airways magazine
1982-89 Writing and photography, S.E.Asia, Sub-Continent, Middle East
1990-2005 Writing and photography, Africa and Arab States of the Gulf
Founded stock image library Middle East Pictures
Founded World Religions Photo Library
Founded COPIX travel & lifestyle photo library

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The Gulf States and Oman (Croom Helm), 1978
An Insight and Guide to Jordan (Longman), 1980
An Insight and Guide to Pakistan (Longman), 1981
Cooking the Middle Eastern Way (Prion ) 1984-99
People at Work in the Middle East (Batsford) 1984
South East Asian Food & Drink (Wayland), 1988
Middle Eastern Food & Drink (Wayland), 1988
Australian and New Zealand Food & Drink (Wayland), 1989
The Netherlands (Wayland), 1989
Essential Thailand (AA) & Essential Bali (AA) 1990
Essential Seychelles (AA) & Essential Malaysia (AA) 1992
Independent Travellers Guide to Morocco (Collins) 1990
Morocco publisher Moorland, 1994
Cairo/Luxor City Guide (Photography) Collins, 1991
Photography Chronicle of Progress UAE 25 years (Trident Press), 1996
Contributing writer & photographer GCC Year-Book (ISC), 1997/2005
Visitors Guide Arab States of the Gulf States (JPM/Switzerland), 1998
Co-author & photographer, Insight Guide UAE & Oman (APA) 1998-2002
Photography Microsoft Encarta 1997-2010
Travels with My Hat: A lifetime on the road (Christine Osborne Pictures) 2013
Travels with My Hat: A lifetime on the road – ebook (A Sense of Place Publishing) 2014
Among Believers: A pictorial journey, 365 photos (World Religions Photo Library) 2016
The Gulf States And Oman, Routledge Library Editions
History of the Middle East Vol. 6 (Routledge London & New York) 2017
Old Gulf Coast Days: Qatar 2018
Old Gulf Coast Days. United Arab Emirates 2018
Old Gulf Coast Days: Sultanate of Oman 2018
Wajid & the Perfect Pearl: Tales from Old Araby 2023


More than 500 illustrated articles published in 30 countries

Bags of trochus shells, Suakin Island, Sudan
Bags of trochus shells, Suakin Island, Sudan

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