At DAWN on a Friday soon a young Australian will be taken from his death-row cell in the grey colonial pile of Singapore's Changi Prison.
Shortly after dawn on that same morning they would die beneath the Southern Cross.
It happened at dawn on December 3, 1854.
Nor did it dawn on him when he noticed the jumble of papers and files on his usually neat desk.
If it is beginning to dawn on young men that many people think fathers don't matter.