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Australia is now my home following a childhood in Yorkshire which revolved around horses. I studied in Wales and have taught Science at High Schools and Horse Management at TAFE colleges (Technical and Further Education) in NSW. For close to ten years I worked with The Cicerone Project, an agricultural research project. All our results are written up in a special issue of the international journal Animal Production Science, published in 2013 (Volume 53, Issues 7-8, pages 593-868)
Now retired, I teach a Writing Your Life course at the local chapter of the University of the Third Age (U3A).
I have developed a love of history but was told by a history academic that, because I was science trained, I wouldn’t know how to research or write history… what a perfect challenge to throw at a lass from Yorkshire!
My research and writing interests include:
Military History, in particular the 2/20 Battalion and 8th Division in Singapore and Malaya in the Second World War
Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA), the Ferry Pilots in WWII
Australian Colonial History
My Facebook pages is:-
My books are
“Pounding Along to Singapore, a history of the 2/20 Battalion AIF“, available from me via this web site
“From Baron to Battler, the story of Dr CUD Schrader of Walcha, 1860-1900“
“The Schrader Letters, 1871-1896” available from <www.smashword.com/books/view/109893>